Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals, MA

Graduate Program Information

Pleasantville Campus

The MA in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals is a 33-36 credit program with a required master’s project and an optional thesis. This graduate-level emergency management degree program, which is primarily online, prepares public and private sector law enforcement, military, fire, public health and other safety and security professionals to respond to and prevent future attacks using existing resources.

Graduate Program Curriculum (33-36 Credits)

Required Core Courses (18 credits)

CRJ 601Introduction to Homeland Security

3 credits

CRJ 602Public Sector Management

3 credits

CRJ 603Public Sector Strategic Planning and Budgeting

3 credits

CRJ 604U.S. Constitution and Ethical Issues

3 credits

CRJ 605Public Sector Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation

3 credits

AND the following course in the last trimester:

CRJ 628Research Colloquium and Capstone Seminar

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Five (5) to Six (6) Required Elective Courses (15-18 credits)


Note: Students choosing to complete an optional Master’s Thesis take only five elective courses (15 credits).
CRJ 629Comparative Governments

3 credits

CRJ 622International Human Rights

3 credits

CRJ 630Intelligence Gathering Strategies for Homeland Security

3 credits

CRJ 624Technology and Critical Infrastructure Protection

3 credits

CRJ 625Multi-Disciplinary Approaches to Homeland Security

3 credits

CRJ 626Special Topics in Homeland Security

3 credits

CRJ 631Public Health for HS Leaders

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-18

Total Credits: 33-36

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