Prepare for a dynamic career protecting critical infrastructure with a master's degree in management with a specialization in homeland security management.

The Master of Science in management with a specialization in homeland security management prepares you to take a leadership role in protecting against natural and man-made threats to U.S. security. Gain practical, management-level experience in performing security risk assessments, planning for and managing operational recovery, and developing strategies to protect people, facilities, and critical infrastructure.

UMUC was named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. Source

About the Management Master's Degree with Homeland Security Management Specialization

Perfect for midcareer professionals, your coursework for the master's degree in management with a specialization in homeland security management will include issues in emergency management, cyber security, bioterrorism, and energy security, as well as core courses in business management. You'll use real data from real crises in assignments and projects and practice making executive-level decisions.

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Tackle the five mission areas in homeland security as defined by the Department of Homeland Security
  • Perform risk assessments
  • Conduct resilience planning and preparedness for disaster response and recovery
  • Apply risk methodologies to the energy industry
  • Make decisions using statistics and financial information
  • Use organizational theory, effectiveness measurement, and systems thinking
  • Manage intercultural environments

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Use one of the Department of Homeland Security's daily summaries of current critical infrastructure issues to write hypothetical article
  • Write a job description for a chief risk officer, including the resilience, response, and recovery skills required for the job
  • Analyze one of the critical infrastructures designated by DHS and make recommendations on ways to protect and assure continued availability of services from this infrastructure, providing your judgments together with experts' opinions

Management Master's Degree with Homeland Security Management Specialization Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Master's - specialization Courses

Introductory Course

  • UCSP 615
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

We also recommend UCSP 605 if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Core Courses

  • MGMT 630
  • MGMT 640
  • MGMT 650

Core Rules & Recommendations

  • You can take MGMT 610 and MGMT 615 instead of MGMT 630.
  • MGMT 630 or MGMT 610 must be taken within the first 6 credits.
  • MGMT 640 and MGMT 650 should not be taken at the same time.
  • If you don't have recent statistics experience, take UCSP 630 before MGMT 650.
  • If you lack a recent background in finance or accounting, you should take UCSP 620 before MGMT 640.

Specialization Courses

  • HSMN 610
  • HSMN 625
  • HSMN 630
  • INFA 660
  • BSBD 641
  • EMAN 620
  • HSMN 670

Specialization Rules & Recommendations

  • HSMN 610 must be taken as one of the first two specialization courses.
  • HSMN 670 must be taken after all other specialization courses.

Capstone Course

  • MGMT 670

Capstone Rules & Recommendations

  • You must complete 24 credits, including all core requirements, before enrolling in MGMT 670.

Other Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.
 

Fast Track Your Degree

Homeland Security Minor to Management Master's Degree with Homeland Security Management Specialization

Save 6 credits.

If you graduated from UMUC with a Homeland Security Minor, you could be eligible to fast-track your Management: Homeland Security Management.

Here's how it works:

  • HMLS 302 fulfills the graduate requirement for HSMN 610
  • HMLS 408 fulfills the graduate requirement for HSMN 625

To be eligible, you must have completed these courses before being accepted to the Graduate School and earned a B or better in the courses.

You must have completed these courses no more than four years before beginning your graduate studies. The substitutions listed above are the only substitutions possible. Courses must have been taken at UMUC. Transfer credits are not accepted.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Business and Management Club

Type: Academic club
Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

This club allows students to network and discuss their shared interests with one another and their faculty members, enabling them to learn more about the field.

Public Safety Administration Forum

Type: Academic club
Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

The Public Safety Administration Forum promotes the sharing of information about UMUC courses and activities related to emergency management and homeland security. It also offers a repository for career information, including job opportunities. Members have access to a current listing of conference and seminar opportunities. Finally, the forum provides its members with information on the International Association of Emergency Managers USA Student Region, UMUC Chapter.