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Online IT Master's Degree

Homeland Security Management

IT: Homeland Security Management
Master's Specialization
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 12 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $524 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Combine advanced IT skills with homeland security coursework that can help you prepare to protect critical infrastructure.

The online master’s degree in information technology with a homeland security management specialization at University of Maryland Global Campus will help prepare you for a leadership role in protecting against natural and human-made threats to our national security. Gain practical skills for performing security risk mitigation; planning for and managing operational disaster relief and recovery; and developing strategies to protect people, facilities, and information-dependent critical infrastructure.

Total Credits Required: 36

Initial Requirement

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

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.

Core Courses

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 610)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 625)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 626)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 630)
  • (3 Credits, ITEC 640)

Specialization Courses

  • (3 Credits, HSMN 610)
  • (3 Credits, HSMN 625)
  • (3 Credits, HSMN 630)
  • (3 Credits, INFA 660)
  • (3 Credits, BSBD 641)
  • (3 Credits, EMAN 620)

Capstone Course

  • (3 Credits, HSMN 670)

  • (3 Credits, ITEC 610) must be taken in the first term of coursework.
  • (3 Credits, HSMN 610) must be taken as one of the first two specialization courses.
  • (3 Credits, HSMN 670) must be taken in your last semester.

General Master's Degree 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 above five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.
  • Please review the overall master’s degree requirements for additional considerations.
Sequence Course
1 (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
2 (3 Credits, ITEC 610)
3 (3 Credits, ITEC 625)
4 (3 Credits, HSMN 610)
5 (3 Credits, ITEC 626)
6 (3 Credits, BSBD 641)
7 (3 Credits, ITEC 630)
8 (3 Credits, EMAN 620)
9 (3 Credits, ITEC 640)
10 (3 Credits, HSMN 625)
11 (3 Credits, HSMN 630)
12 (3 Credits, INFA 660)

Accelerated Pathway: Homeland Security

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with coursework in homeland security, an accelerated pathway between UMGC's graduate and undergraduate degree programs in this field allows you to reduce your total coursework for this program by up to 6 credits.

Accelerated Pathway: Management Information Systems

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with coursework in management information systems, an accelerated pathway between UMGC's graduate and undergraduate degree programs in this field allows you to reduce your total coursework for this program by up to 6 credits.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Master’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each master's degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all master’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you for a career in the cybersecurity and information assurance field in areas such as network and Internet security, intrusion detection and prevention, cryptology, cyber law, and software assurance.

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Top 5
Tech Jobs
Software developer, IT manager, web developer, database administrator, and information security analyst are the top positions in the industry.
Source: U.S. News & World Report | "Best Technology Jobs" | 2020

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Additional Program Information

For this program, we recommend having a recent background in finance or accounting, as well as statistics. Strong writing skills are also encouraged.

Public Safety Student Association

The Public Safety Student Association encourages discussions on careers, current events, and topics within the public safety field. Activities have included webinars on related topics and careers. It is available to graduate or undergraduate students, alumni, staff, and faculty. Students and alumni can join the Public Safety Student Association group on CareerQuest

Computing Club

The Computing Club provides a dynamic environment where members can work collaboratively, share innovative ideas, enhance their career-readiness, and gain marketable experience in their respective fields. It is available to graduate or undergraduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff members. Students and alumni can join the Computing Club group on CareerQuest.

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