Courses

Courses

Those specializing in the Base Program of the 33-credit online iMPS in Homeland Security are introduced to the many aspects of homeland security in the United States, including a comparison to the homeland security policies of other nations; legal issues; preparedness and resilience; protection of critical infrastructure, key resources, and supply chains; border security and immigration reform; and the need for collaboration and integration among federal, state, and local entities—as well as working with international partners—in comprehensive management of catastrophic events.
  • Common core curriculum courses that are shared with students from other academic focus areas in the program cover foundations and development  of homeland security.
    These courses will address foundations for understanding homeland security history, the development of policies and organizations, and current management approaches; social, political, legal, and ethical issues that arise in the context of homeland security; and violence, threats, terror, and insurgency as domestic and global issues essential to homeland security.
  • Required courses provide general foundations of homeland security, addresses homeland security plans in practice, and  offers a multidisciplinary introduction to homeland security policy studies, as well as strategic analysis and planning within a comprehensive, all-hazards based approach.
  • Electives allow students to concentrate in specific areas such as Comparative Homeland Security; Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Cultural Intelligence and Geography; Homeland Security Law; Public Policy Analysis; Terrorism Studies; and others.
  • In a capstone experience course, students perform their own, supervised research project (including group work) for integrating culminating learning experience in the Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security program. 
  • The program also includes an optional internship. Internships are residential and accompanied by a creditearning online course. They provide a real-world setting to enhance the educational experience and employability of both knowledge and competencies acquired in the program.

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