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
National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity 2014-2021*





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  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    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
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    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
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    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
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    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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*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