Program Overview

Angelo State University offers a Master of Science degree Homeland Security for students and professionals within homeland security and other emergency operations organizations whose professional goals and career interest involve the management and advanced roles within homeland security operations during man-made and natural threats. Students will learn to prepare for homeland security events, learn to deal with man-made and natural threats to the safety of people and property, and learn to identify vulnerabilities at the community and organizational level.

Students in the program will study through a curriculum which emphasizes the role of management within homeland security teams and organizations. Those classes include seminar in homeland security ,introduction to geographic information systems, research methods and statistics, national security policy, seminar in criminal justice agency ethics, seminar in border security, intelligence and national security, terrorism and national security, rogue nations and national security, weak and failing states and national security, homeland security studies, human rights and national security, energy security studies, and transnational issues and national security.

Through the program, students will have demonstrated their qualifications and professional understanding of the role of information service providers in homeland security management. Those qualifications include the ability to apply the theoretical underpinnings of emergency management to practice, to apply different research methodological approaches to theoretical and practical issues in emergency management, to critically analyze the emergency management cycles applied to urban and rural settings, to demonstrate competency in assessing risk susceptibility, resilience, resistance, and vulnerability among communities and organizations, to critically evaluate the role and purpose of response and recovery in emergency planning and policy development and implications for social change, and to demonstrate advanced management skills specific to the needs of emergency management.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Angelo State University is a member of the Texas Tech University System and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Angelo State University’s mission statement includes: "In a learning-centered environment distinguished by its integration of teaching, research, creative endeavor, service and co-curricular experiences, ASU prepares students to be responsible citizens and to have productive careers."

    Angelo State University awards bachelor's degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees in several colleges. Pre-professional programs are also offered. Students have access to academic resources ranging from remedial services, and academic and career counseling services to employment services for students. Special learning opportunities at Angelo State University also include ROTC (Air Force), teacher certification, distance education, and study abroad programs.

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