Master of Science - Critical Infrastructure Protection

Critical Infrastructure Protection

Students pursuing this area of concentration will develop competency and knowledge to manage the increasingly complex security challenges at regional and international airports, commuter and commercial railways, maritime ports, and roadways of the Commonwealth and the broader region. Emphasis is placed on integrating a “big picture” policy perspective with an understanding of sensor technologies, transportation security, systems engineering, human behavior, and intelligence analysis.

Core Courses

  • Contemporary Security Studies (CRIM.5750)
  • Intelligence Analysis: Policy and Practice (CRIM.5780)
  • Scientific and Technological Dimensions of National Security (CRIM.6680)
  • Research Design (CRIM.5910)
  • Security Studies Capstone Research Paper (CRIM.6990)

Electives (Choose 5 from the Following)

  • Inspection and Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure (CIVE.5110 on campus)
  • Overview of Homeland Security (CRIM.5740) 
  • Transportation System Security and Safety (CRIM.5660) 
  • Threat Assessment and Risk Management (CRIM.5730) 
  • Issues in Computer Crime and Cybersecurity (CRIM.6580)
  • Exposure and Risk Assessment (PUBH.6161)
  • Systems Security and Auditing (MSIT.5140)
  • Understanding the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (ENVS.5810)
  • Crisis and Emergency Management (CRIM.5700)
  • Descriptive and Inferential Statistics (CRIM.5900)
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (CRIM.6640) 

More information about this program is available from the Office of Graduate Admissions.