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Degree Pathway, Master of Arts in Security Studies - Homeland Defense

Sample Degree Pathway for Master of Arts, Security Studies, Fall 2023 and Prior

All programs are 30 credits consisting of 5 core courses (15 credits) and 5 electives (15 credits).
Core Courses
Course #Course NameCr.
CRIM.5750Contemporary Security Studies3
CRIM.5780Intelligence Analysis: Policy and Practice3
CRIM.6680Scientific and Technical Dimensions of National Security3
CRIM.5910Research Design3
CRIM.6990Security Studies Capstone Research Paper

Electives for Homeland Defense (choose 5)
Course #Course NameCr.
CRIM.5740Overview of Homeland Security3
CRIM.5720Comparative Terrorism and Counterterrorism3
ENVS.5810Understanding the Massachusetts Contingency Plan3
CRIM.5700Crisis and Emergency Management3
CRIM.5900Descriptive and Inferential Statistics3
CRIM.5710Domestic Terrorism and Violent Extremism3
CRIM.6580Issues in Computer Crime and Cybersecurity3
CRIM.6640Weapons of Mass Destruction3
CRIM.6660Terrorism Networks3
CRIM.6690Counterterrorism Policies and Strategies3
CRIM.5880Strategic Intelligence and Homeland Security3
CRIM.6670Advanced Security Studies3
POLI.5150Politics and Economics of Public Policy3
CRIM.5730Threat Assessment and Risk Management 3
CRIM.5760Criminal Justice Intelligence & Information Sharing3
CRIM.5660Transportation System Security and Safety3

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.

Total credits: 30

Last updated 12/26/18.