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Master of Science in Homeland Security


The Homeland Security curriculum provides a basic grounding in law and policy related to homeland security and advanced knowledge of specific homeland security fields. Courses include:

Core courses Credit hours
LAW 815 International Aspects of Homeland Security Law 3
LAW 816 Domestic Aspects of Homeland Security Law 3
LAW 817 Homeland Security Practicum 6
Required core course hours: 12
Elective courses Credit hours
JOUR 840 Topics: Crisis Communication 3
POLS 682 Trafficking, Organized Crime & Terrorism: U.S. Government Response 3
PUAD 850 Intergovernmental Relations 3
IT 710 Information Security and Assurance 3
IT 711 Security Management and Audit 3
CP&E 624 Process Safety and Sustainability 3
PRVM 800 Principles of Epidemiology 3
EVRN 725 Environmental Security 3
LAW 818 Constitutional Limits on Intelligence Gathering 3
Students must complete 7 elective courses: 21
Total credit hours required: 33

The maximum course load is 14 credit hours per semester. The program director may approve a schedule of greater than 14 credit hours under exceptional circumstances.

Classes taken as part of the Master of Science program will be treated as other non-law graduate classes. Accordingly, students must get prior approval from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for up to 6 credits to be applied to the 90 credits needed for the J.D. degree. The MS credits will not be included in a student’s J.D. GPA.


Donovan Diaz
Director, Homeland Security Law and Policy Master's Program

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