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Online Management Master's Degree

Homeland Security
Management

Management: Homeland Security Management
Master's Specialization
AT A GLANCE
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
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Prepare for a dynamic career protecting critical infrastructure.

The online master’s in management specialization in homeland security management at University of Maryland Global Campus will prepare you for professional positions concerned with protecting the country against natural and human-made domestic and international threats such as terrorism, transnational crime, and cybercrime. In this program, you will learn about maintaining cybersecurity, transportation security, intelligence, civil liberties, emerging technology integration, international engagement, and private-sector partnerships and collaboration. You’ll attain the requisite knowledge and skills necessary for professional homeland security positions involving cybersecurity, risk and threat assessments, the design and management of operational disaster relief recovery, and the development of strategies essential to the protection of individuals, facilities, and 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

  • (6 Credits, MGMT 630)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 650)

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)
  • (3 Credits, HSMN 670)

Capstone Course

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 670)

  • (6 Credits, MGMT 630) or (3 Credits, MGMT 610) must be taken within the first 6 credits.
    • (3 Credits, MGMT 610) and (3 Credits, MGMT 615) may be taken instead of (6 Credits, MGMT 630).
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640) should not be attempted simultaneously with (3 Credits, MGMT 650).
  • (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.
  • You must complete 24 credits of program coursework, including all core courses, before enrolling in (3 Credits, MGMT 670).

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 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 (6 Credits, MGMT 630)
3 (3 Credits, HSMN 610)
4 (3 Credits, MGMT 640)
5 (3 Credits, HSMN 625)
6 (3 Credits, MGMT 650)
7 (3 Credits, HSMN 630)
8 (3 Credits, INFA 660)
9 (3 Credits, BSBD 641)
10 (3 Credits, EMAN 620)
11 (3 Credits, HSMN 670)
12 (3 Credits, MGMT 670)

Vertical Pathway

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with coursework in homeland security, a vertical pathway between UMGC's graduate and undergraduate degree programs in that 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 2022–2023 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 to take on a leadership role in protecting against natural and human-induced threats to homeland security.

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Additional Program Information

  • If you lack a recent background in finance or accounting, you should take (0 Credits, UCSP 620) before (3 Credits, MGMT 640).
  • If you lack a recent background in statistics, you should take (0 Credits, UCSP 630) before (3 Credits, MGMT 650).
  • Taking (0 Credits, UCSP 605) is recommended to improve writing skills.

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