Master of Arts

Homeland Defense

Note: In September 2014, this program was ranked #6 in the nation by

For the latest course information please consult the UMass Lowell online academic catalog.

Core Courses

Electives (choose five from the following)

  • Overview of Homeland Security (on campus) or (online)  [Required for students in this concentration]
  • Terrorism and Counterterrorism (on campus) or (online)
  • Understanding the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (on campus)
  • Crisis and Emergency Management (on campus) or (online)
  • Descriptive and Inferential Statistics (on campus) or (online)
  • Domestic Terrorism & Hate Crimes (on campus) or (online)
  • Issues in Computer Crime and Cybersecurity (on campus) or (online)
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (on campus) or (online)
  • Seminar on Terrorism Networks (on campus)
  • History of Terrorism and Counterterrorism (on campus)
  • Strategic Intelligence and Homeland Security (on campus)
  • Advanced Security Studies (on campus)
  • Politics and Economics of Public Policy (on campus)
  • Threat Assessment and Risk Management (on campus)
  • Criminal Justice Intelligence & Information Sharing (on campus)
  • The U.S. Defense Industry (to be developed and offered AY 2014)
  • Transportation System Security and Safety (to be developed and offered AY 2014)

Other graduate-level electives taken at UMass Lowell or at other campuses of the University of Massachusetts may also count toward the 5 electives, based on approval of the Program Director and Graduate Faculty Group.