Master's Degree with a Concentration in Homeland Security
A Diverse Field of Study, a World of Career Opportunity
As part of the Master’s Degree in Safety, Security and Emergency Management, the concentration in Homeland Security builds on the core curriculum with a detailed examination of the internal and external safety and security of the United States. Students examine the current issues that affect our nation, including policy analysis, infrastructure protection, intelligence, and the hazards and threats to homeland security.
During the program, students will take an in-depth look at the Department of Homeland Security, and perform an analysis of the legislation and policies associated with homeland security, such as the Patriot Act and the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act. Students will examine the political and organizational factors involved with working as a member of a homeland security team and learn to identify critical areas of importance in threat and hazard detection.
Other areas of study include: command systems, security vulnerability assessments, standards and guidelines, transportation and cargo security, domestic security, and community safety. Homeland security topics such as disasters, catastrophes, accidents, technological failures, terrorism, epidemics and pandemics will also be examined.
Develop the advanced knowledge and skills you’ll need to excel as a homeland security professional. Earning your Master’s Degree online from Eastern Kentucky University’s Safety Security and Emergency Management program will help you take advantage of promotions and new career opportunities while allowing you to secure your current position. In addition, you’ll be better equipped to make an impact on the safety of our country.
Homeland Security Topics:
- Department of Homeland Security
- National Response Plan
- Implementation of Initiatives
- Threat Appraisal
- Policy Analysis
- Legal Issues
- Agency Operations
- Infrastructure Protection and Systems
- Emergency Preparedness
- Regulations and Legislation
- Threats and Hazards
- Domestic Security
- Community Safety
- Natural Disasters