Master of Science in Homeland Security - Emergency Management and Public Health

The threats posed by natural disasters, terrorism and public health emergencies require quick response, rapid communication and planning initiatives. CTU’s Master of Science in Homeland Security - Emergency Management and Public Health degree aims to synthesize, interpret and critique these threats and the institutions and professionals tasked with responding to them.

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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PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    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
    Courses: Concentration
    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

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  • Outcomes

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

    • Explore the challenges and best-practices within the Emergency Management and Public Health disciplines
    • Analyze alternative approaches to strengthening Emergency Management planning and response and the preparedness of the Public Health system, particularly with respect to the managing of public health emergencies
    • Develop effective policies for enhancing emergency and disaster management, syndromic surveillance, quarantine and prophylaxis dispensing
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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