The Master of Science in Information Technology: Homeland Security Management at University of Maryland University College can help prepare you to take a leadership role in protecting against natural and human-made threats to national security. Gain practical, management-level experience in performing security risk assessments; planning for and managing operational recovery; and developing strategies to protect people, facilities, and information-dependent critical infrastructure.
The homeland security management specialization features courses in finance for technology managers, cybersecurity, emergency management, and bioterrorism, as well as courses that strengthen your core knowledge of IT systems and project management.
Through your coursework, you will learn how to
- Tackle the five mission areas in homeland security as defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Perform risk assessments
- Spot ethical and legal issues and navigate the complex legal and regulatory environment related to computer systems, applications, and networks
- Protect telecommunications and information technology networks
- Analyze infrastructure protection, jurisdiction, and issues in technical areas, such as interconnectivity and interoperability
- Plan and prepare for disaster response and recovery
- Apply knowledge about energy pipeline security, electrical grid security, cyber dependence, and SCADA systems as well as risk methodologies applied to the energy industry
- Use high-tech management styles, including project planning, organizational structure, team building, and control mechanisms
- Manage each phase of the IT project life cycle, working within organizational and cost constraints, setting goals linked directly to stakeholder needs, and using proven management tools
- Concepts in Homeland Security
- Critical Infrastructure
- Resilience Planning and Preparedness for Disaster Response and Recovery
- The Law, Regulation and Ethics of Information Assurance
- Biosecurity and Bioterrorism
- Energy Infrastructure Security
- 12 months
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DisciplinesInformatics & Information Technology IT Management View 297 other Masters in Informatics & Information Technology in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Official documentation indicating successful completion of the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree: If you were educated in a country other than the United States, you must have your official transcripts evaluated by an independent credit evaluation service. The evaluation company will send a copy of the evaluation to both you and UMUC. However, providing your transcript does not ensure admission to the Graduate School.
- English language proficiency: If you were educated outside of the U.S., you need to demonstrate college-level proficiency in written English to UMUC.
International23724 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 659 USD per credit during 12 months.
National23724 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 659 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State18144 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 504 USD per credit during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.