Master of Science in Homeland Security
Colorado Technical University's Master of Science Homeland Security degree is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the homeland security enterprise at the strategic policy-making 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 focus.
CTU offers three concentrations for the Master of Science in Homeland Security, allowing students to focus their degrees.
The program curriculum is designed for students with previous coursework and/or prior work experience in homeland security. Although prior knowledge or experience in the homeland security field is not required, it is highly recommended.
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
HLS600 Homeland Security Fundamentals 4 HLS610 Dynamics of Terrorism 4 HLS616 Research, Writing and Critical Thinking 4 HLS618 Private Sector Role in Homeland Security 4 HLS620 Technology Solutions for HLS 4 HLS630 Organizational and Policy Challenges 4 HLS640 Vulnerability Analysis and Protection 4 HLS650 Homeland Security and Government 4 HLS685 Homeland Security Capstone 4 Total Credit Hours: 36
HLS ELE 1-4 Elective chosen from Emergency Management and Public Health track (listed below) 4 HLS ELE 2-4 Elective chosen from Cybersecurity Policy track (listed below) 4 HLSELE3-4/4-4 Elective chosen from any of the tracks listed below 8 Total Credit Hours: 16
Courses: Emergency Management and Public Health track
HLS621 Disaster Emergency Planning 4 HLS622 Principles of Disaster Medicine 4 HLS623 Emergency Management and Communication in Disasters 4 HLS624 Introduction to Public Health 4
Courses: Cyber Security track
HLS651 Introduction to Cybersecurity Policy 4 HLS652 Government and the Cyber Sector 4 HLS653 Cyber Organizations and Structures 4 HLS654 Emerging Initiatives in Cybersecurity Policy 4
Total Credit Hours: 52
Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.
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Online Programs - Graduation Rate
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.
*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