Master of Science in Homeland Security - General

The CTU Master of Science in Homeland Security - General degree is designed to help students acquire a broad understanding of the homeland security enterprise at the strategic policymaking level. The program is geared towards homeland security practitioners and aims to provide them with analytical and communication tools that can help them prepare to become decision-makers in their chosen area of expertise.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity 2014-2021*

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  • Total Credits 

    52
  • Program Availability

    Online

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  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    HLS601Homeland Security Fundamentals4
    HLS602Dynamics of Terrorism4
    HLS603Technology Solutions for Homeland Security4
    HLS604Intelligence Organizational and Policy Challenges4
    HLS605Vulnerability Analysis and Protection4
    HLS606Homeland Security and Government4
    HLS616Research, Writing and Critical Thinking4
    HLS618Private Sector Role in Homeland Security4
    HLS689Homeland Security Capstone4
    Total Credit Hours:36
    Courses: Concentration
    HLS ELE 1-4Elective chosen from Emergency Management and Public Health track (listed below)4
    HLS ELE 2-4Elective chosen from Cybersecurity Policy track (listed below)4
    HLSELE3-4/4-4Elective chosen from any of the tracks listed below8
    Total Credit Hours:16
    Courses: Emergency Management and Public Health track
    HLS621Disaster Emergency Planning4
    HLS622Principles of Disaster Medicine4
    HLS623Emergency Management and Communication in Disasters4
    HLS624Introduction to Public Health4
    Courses: Cyber Security track
    HLS641Introduction to Cybersecurity Policy4
    HLS642Government and the Cyber Sector4
    HLS643Cyber Organizations and Structures4
    HLS644Emerging Initiatives in Cybersecurity Strategy4

    Total Credit Hours: 52

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    Tuition

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  • Outcomes

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Outline trends in the development and evolution of the HLS enterprise
    • Analyze current policy issues within the HLS enterprise and/or its sub-disciplines
    • Use research to suggest policy solutions to existing HLS problems
    • Explore strategies and institutional frameworks that affect HLS policy
    • Analyze the role of the intelligence community, first-responders, the military, the private sector and others in the HLS enterprise
    • Interpret, synthesize and critique the threat posed by terrorism, natural disasters and public health emergencies
    • Analyze the legal, institutional and policy barriers to unity of effort and enhanced HLS policy and the possible methodologies for circumventing or eliminating those barriers
    • Evaluate the impact of policies within HLS sub-disciplines on the creation of a common HLS strategy and effort
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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 20%

All Colorado Technical University campuses and both ground and online enrollments are included in this Graduation Rate.

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*CTU has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity for academic years 2014-2021 for its cybersecurity and information assurance programs