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The online master’s degree in Cyber and Homeland Security Administration at Fairleigh Dickinson University is an opportunity to use your background in public service to advance your career. Whether you’re a U.S. military veteran, first responder, healthcare professional, or come from an unrelated field, our program provides you with the training you need to become a leader in the security field.
As you work your way through our state-of-the-art curriculum, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from one of three distinct tracks: terrorism and security studies, emergency management, and leadership. The homeland security degree online program emphasizes theoretical and practical aspects of the field, and is taught by experienced professors who are personally invested in your success.
Key topics covered by the online homeland security program include:
- Computer security and forensics
- Cyber crime
- Threat assessment
- Infrastructure protection and public safety
- Disaster preparedness
- Border security
- National response plans
- Interagency collaborative agreements
- Disaster management strategies
- Geographic information systems
- Incident command systems and emergency operating centers
- Sociological effects of disaster
- Collaborative and organizational leadership
- Resource management
- Research and policy analysis
When you complete the online M.S. in Cyber and Homeland Security Administration program, you’ll have the skills you need to work strategically, communicate effectively, research well, and apply critical-thinking skills to positions of leadership.
Earning your homeland security degree online means you’ll never have to sacrifice your commitments to work and life for your education. A fully online degree means the flexibility you need to attend class when and where it’s right for you, and complete your education at your own pace.
Courses and Requirements
The online master’s in Cyber and Homeland Security Administration is designed to help students become leaders in the security profession. In a community of scholars, FDU helps participants to master their abilities through advanced education. Students can tailor their studies to their interests by choosing from one of three exciting concentrations.
- MSHS 7601 Homeland Security and Constitutional Issues
- MSHS 7602 Research and Policy Analysis
- MSHS 7603 WMD/Terrorism Awareness
Select from one of three concentrations. Concentrations require that students take at least six courses.
Terrorism & Security Studies Concentration
- MSHS 6601 Terrorism Issues and Implications
- MSHS 6602 Computer and Network Security
- MSHS 6603 Cyber Forensics Issues and Impacts
- MSHS 6604 Assessing Internal and External Threats
- MSHS 6605 Preparing for Catastrophic Emergencies
- MSHS 6606 Historical Perspectives of Terrorism
- MSHS 6607 Border Security: Policies, Actions, and Implications
- MSHS 6608 Terrorism and Disaster Management
- MSHS 6609 The Face of Terror
- MSHS 6610 Bio-terrorism Preparedness and Response
Emergency Management Concentration
- MSHS 6611 Emergency Management
- MSHS 6612 GIS in Emergency Management
- MSHS 6613 Organizational Planning for Emergency Situations
- MSHS 6614 Effective Risk Analysis
- MSHS 6615 Managing Responses to Environmental Emergencies
- MSHS 6616 Stress Awareness and Management
- MSHS 6617 Sociological Effects of Disasters
- MSHS 6618 Emergency Management Policies, Analysis, and Implications
- MSHS 6619 Collaborative Leadership
- MSHS 6620 Organizational Leadership
- MSHS 6621 Human Resource Management
- MSHS 6622 Effective Team Building
- MSHS 6623 Implementing Organizational Change
- MSHS 6624 Effective Decision Making for Organizations
- MSHS 6625 Organizational Communication
- MSHS 6626 Resolving Conflicts in Organizations
- MSHS 6627 Values and Ethics for Decision Making
Students are required to take two additional electives.
Students are eligible to take the Capstone Course after completing 27 credits.
- MSHS 7604 Strategic Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
Applicants to the online M.S. in Cyber and Homeland Security Administration program will need to submit the following:
- Graduate application form
- Official transcripts
- Current resume
Applicants must possess a four-year degree from an accredited college or university, during which they must have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher. This program does not require GMAT or GRE scores for admission.