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.

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



Students who wish to improve their graduate writing skills may take UCSP 605, Effective Graduate Writing (0).

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 625 Computer Systems Architecture (3)
  • ITEC 626 Information Systems Infrastructure (3)
  • ITEC 630 Information Systems Analysis, Modeling, and Design (3)
  • ITEC 640 Information Technology Project Management (3)

Core Rules

  • ITEC 610 must be taken as one of the first two courses.
  • Students must complete 6 credits of core coursework before beginning specialization coursework.

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 The Law, Regulation, and Ethics of Information Assurance (3)
  • BSBD 641 Biosecurity and Bioterrorism (3)
  • EMAN 620 Information Technology in Emergency Management (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.

* The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

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