M.S.D.M., Security and Disaster Management

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Complete the following admission requirements:

  • Students with a GPA above 2.75 will be required to submit a score from the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Exam.
  • Any students with a GPA lower then 2.75 will be required to submit scores from either the GRE or the GMAT.
  • Students without a background in Homeland Security and Emergency Management will be required to take HSEM F301: Principles of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. This course will not count toward the M.S.D.M. program requirements.

Minimum Requirements for Security and Disaster Management M.S.D.M.: 30 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master's Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Security and Disaster Management Program Requirements 1
HSEM F601Legal Aspects of Homeland Security and Emergency Management3
HSEM F603Disaster Management Policy3
HSEM F607Vulnerability and Protection3
HSEM F609Human Security3
HSEM F690Security and Disaster Management3
Concentrations
Complete one of the following concentrations:15
Arctic Security
Business Continuity
Cybersecurity
Disaster Management
Strategic Leadership

Note: Up to six 400- or graduate-level credits may be transferred from the National Fire Academy, FBI National Academy, Command and General Staff College, or similar programs approved by the American Council on Education, as substitutes.

Note: An A or B grade must be earned in F400-level courses.

Concentrations

ARCTIC SECURITY

Complete the following:9
Circumpolar Competition-Arctic Diplomacy and Defense
Arctic Strategies and Operations
Security and Disaster Management Seminar
International Relations of the North
Complete two approved electives at the F400 or F600 level6

BUSINESS CONTINUITY

Complete three of the following:9
Project Management
Crisis Management
Business Continuity and Risk Assessment
Business Continuity Audit
Complete two approved electives at the F400 or F600 level6

CYBERsECURITY

Complete the following:9
Information Assurance and Risk Assessment
Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities
Perspectives in Addressing Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure
Complete two approved electives at the F400 or F600 level6

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Choose three of the following:9
Community Planning in Emergency Management
International Disaster Management
Project Management
Strategic Collaboration
Complete two approved electives at the F400 or F600 level6

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP

Complete the following:9
Project Management
Strategic Leadership
Strategic Collaboration
Complete two approved electives at the F400 or F600 level6