M.S. Homeland Security

https://www.tamuct.edu/degrees/graduate/homeland-security-ms.html

OVERVIEW

Homeland Security is the study of US efforts to prevent terrorist attacks, to reduce damages that may result from such attacks, and to respond to national emergencies not tied to terrorist activities. A number of government agencies and organizations coordinate efforts in accomplishing these tasks. The academic study of Homeland Security draws on a number of disciplines at A&M-Central Texas, including computer information systems, criminal justice, management, political science, and religious studies.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Describe, analyze, and critique terrorism and its activities, goals and motivations, organizational structure and tactics.
  • Discuss and critique counterterrorism concepts, tactics, organizational structure, goals and motivation.
  • Discuss and critique threats to electronic information systems and ways to prevent or mitigate such threats.
  • Apply basic management skills in planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and decision-making within the context of public agencies.
  • Apply concepts and techniques of research to the activities of terrorism or Homeland Security.

Entry Requirements

Students will be admitted into the MS Homeland Security major by the faculty once the following application criteria are met:

  • Successful admission to graduate school.

Master of Science Homeland Security - With Thesis Program Requirements

HLS 5300Linear Regression 13
HLS 5301Advanced Criminology 13
HLS 5303Race and Ethnicity3
HLS 5304Advanced Research Methods 13
or HLS 5306 Program Evaluation
HLS 5307Homeland Security3
HLS 5309Terrorism3
HLS 5315Graduate Proseminar3
HLS 5321Leadership and Supervision3
HLS 5322Advanced Ethics 13
HLS 5370Foundations of Information Security3
Thesis 2 semesters
HLS 5198Homeland Security Thesis3
HLS 5198Homeland Security Thesis3
Total Credit Hours36

Master of Science Homeland Security - Without Thesis Program Requirements

HLS 5300Linear Regression 13
HLS 5301Advanced Criminology 13
HLS 5303Race and Ethnicity3
HLS 5304Advanced Research Methods 13
or HLS 5306 Program Evaluation
HLS 5307Homeland Security3
HLS 5309Terrorism3
HLS 5315Graduate Proseminar3
HLS 5321Leadership and Supervision3
HLS 5322Advanced Ethics 13
HLS 5370Foundations of Information Security3
Choose two of the following:6
Victimology
Forensic Anthropology
Regression Analyses
Program Evaluation
Advanced Research Methods
Religious Terrorism
Conflict Studies
Terrorism Studies
Theoretical Sociology
HLS 5090Comprehensive Exam (Statistics)0
HLS 5090Comprehensive Exam (Theory)0
HLS 5090Comprehensive Exam (Methods)0
Total Credit Hours36