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Program Requirements

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To earn an M.A. in Homeland Security, a total of 36 credits must be completed from the following:

Required Foundation Courses (18 credits)

HLSP 501 Homeland Security

HLSP 502 Development and Structure of US Intelligence Community

HLSP 505 Civil Liberties and National Security

HLSP 527 Policy Analysis and Evaluation

HLSP 530 Data Analysis and Methods for Political Science

HLSP 545 The Ethics of Security

Specialization Courses

Choose one of the following specializations (three courses in one specialization)

GLOBAL SECURITY SPECIALIZATION (9 credits)

Choose three courses from the following:

HLSP 508 Political Communication in Times of Crisis

HLSP 510 Terrorism and Political Violence

HLSP 529 Geopolitics of Energy Security

HLSP 551 Global Security

HLSP 552 US Foreign and Security Policy

HLSP 567 Global Immigration Trends and Security Issues

DOMESTIC SECURITY SPECIALIZATION (9 credits)

Choose three courses from the following:

HLSP 504 Political Behavior of Security and Conflict

HLSP 506 US Constitutional Law and National Security

HLSP 514 Congressional Power and National Security

HLSP 515 Counter-Terrorism

HLSP 516 Presidential Power and National Security State

HLSP 520 Defense Policy and Analysis

Elective Courses (6 credits)

Two additional courses in either specialization

Capstone (3 credits)

HLSP 590 Masters Thesis or

HLSP 591 Internship in Security Studies Policy