Master of Science in Information Technology: Homeland Security Management

Homeland Security Management (HSMN) Specialization

The Homeland Security Management (HSMN) specialization provides managers and practitioners with the background to prepare for and deal with a wide range of man-made and natural threats and vulnerabilities at the community and organizational level. The curriculum prepares students to perform security risk assessments and to develop strategies to mitigate threats to people, physical facilities, and information-dependent critical infrastructure as well to plan for and manage operational recovery. Courses also explore the evolving roles within various first responder communities regarding pre-event planning and post-event response.

Articulation Agreement

Students who complete their undergraduate degree at UMUC with a major in Homeland Security can reduce the total coursework for the graduate degree by up to 6 credits (two courses) and complete both degrees with a total of 150 credits of coursework. More information is available in the Articulation Agreement.

Career Path

The Master of Science program in Information Technology serves careers at the entry, mid-, or upper-level positions, depending upon the prior level of experience of the candidate.

Homeland Security Management

  • Chief Operation Officers
  • Facility and Plant Managers
  • Facility Security Officers
  • Military Planners
  • Federal, State, and Local Government emergency planners and policy makers
  • Law Enforcement, Emergency, and Medical policy makers, practitioners, and administrators

Requirements

Recommendations

Students who wish to improve their graduate writing skills may take COMM 600, Academic Writing for Graduate Students (3).

Required Courses

UCSP 615 Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study

  • ITEC 610 Information Technology Foundations (3)
  • ITEC 620 Information Technology Infrastructure (3)
  • ITEC 630 Information Systems Analysis, Modeling, and Design (3)
  • ITEC 640 Information Technology Project Management (3)
  • TMAN 625 Economics and Financial Analysis for Technology Managers (3)

Core Rules

  1. ITEC 610 must be taken as one of the first two courses.

Homeland Security Management (HSMN) Specialization Required Courses

  • HSMN 610 Concepts in Homeland Security (3)
  • HSMN 625 Critical Infrastructure (3)
  • HSMN 630 Resilience Planning and Preparedness for Disaster Response and Recovery (3)
  • INFA 660 Security Policy, Ethics, and the Legal Environment (3)
  • BSBD 641 Biosecurity and Bioterrorism (3)
  • HSMN 640 Energy Infrastructure Security (3)
Capstone Course

HSMN 670 Seminar in Homeland Security (3)

HSMN 670 has a prerequisite of 24 credits, including all other specialization courses.*

Specialization Rules

HSMN 610 must be taken as one of the first two specialization courses.

Note: Some course titles and numbers were revised beginning with the fall 2007 semester. If you began your program prior to fall 2007 and have chosen to follow the pre-fall 2007 curriculum, please refer to the pre-fall 2007 Study Plan to determine your degree requirements.

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Dual Degree Options

With just a few additional courses, you can enhance the power of your MSIT by pursuing a second degree in the following areas:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy

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