Graduate Admissions


Integrated Homeland Security Management (M.S.)

Course Schedule

Textbooks for IHSM courses can be found at the University Store

Note: Fall and Spring semester schedule follows the standard TU schedule.

 

 
Fall Semester
Course Instructor Format
IHSM 611(IHSM core, 3 Credits)    Staff Online

 

Course Name: Critical National Infrastructures

Course Description: Examines America's critical infrastructures and their relationships to one-another, and issues pertaining to safeguarding and managing these infrastructures under serious threat. Analyzes key asset identification, threat and vulnerability, and studies technologies for their ability to support planning, mitigation, response, recovery, and prediction.

Pre-requisites: Graduate Standing; Admission to the Integrated Homeland Security management program or approval of program director.

IHSM 613 (IHSM core, 3 Credits) Staff Online

 

Course Name: Emergency Communication and Management

Course Description: Issues in communication in times of emergency, including communication within and between infrastructures, communication with the public, urgent message communication, and communication hierarchy and protocols in emergency situations.

Pre-requisites:Graduate Standing; Admission to the Integrated Homeland Security management program or approval of program director.

IHSM 615 (IHSM core, 3 Credits) Staff Online

 

Course Name:Analysis/Assessment of Strategic and Tactical Planning

Course Description:This course deals with broad strategy and tactical planning at the national level as also at the level of each critical infrastructure. Strategies discussed include the Homeland Security Strategy, strategy for combating terrorism, strategy for aviation, strategy for pandemic/influenza, strategy for maritime defense, cyberspace strategy. Tactical aspects include the national response plan and the national incident management system.

Pre-requisites:Graduate Standing; Admission to the Integrated Homeland Security management program or approval of program director.

IHSM 620 (SECP or HLTP only, 3 Credits) Staff Online

 

Course Name:Information System Security

Course Description:This course focuses on information systems security threats, technologies and business requirements. Emphasis is placed on the human and technological aspects of IT security problems and issues relevant to the risks in which information systems are exposed and methods of dealing with such risks.

Pre-requisites:Graduate Standing; Not open to students who have taken COSC 644.

IHSM 640 (INAS or HLTP only, 3 Credits) Staff Online

 

Course Name:US Homeland Security Policy

Course Description:U.S. homeland security policy examines the concept of U.S. homeland security in the context of recent history. It provides an overview of the nature of threats and major vulnerabilities that are the focus of homeland security efforts. The course surveys the principal actors engaged in the homeland security enterprise. It describes the evalution of institutions, network, and organizational relationships that are emerging to accomplish the various homeland security missions and functions. The course analyzes current homeland security policy issues and discusses the future of the homeland security enterprise.

Pre-requisites:Graduate Standing, Major Standing.

 
Spring Semester
Course Instructor Format
IHSM 612 (IHSM core, 3 Credits) Staff Online

 

Course Name:Planning, Prevention, and Management of Risk

Course Description:Explores technology and management of holistic information security and risk with respect to U.S. Homeland Security and specific technologies and techniques used by terrorists, hackers, crackers, spies, and thieves.

Pre-requisites:Graduate Standing; Admission to the Integrated Homeland Security management program or approval of program director.

IHSM 614 (IHSM core, 3 Credits) Staff Online

 

Course Name:Team Building & Leadership Skills

Course Description:Psychological and organizational aspects of group dynamics and work teams. Application of theory to actual teams in the workplace with respect to U.S. Homeland Security and specific case analysis/team solutions.

Pre-requisites:Graduate Standing; Admission to the Integrated Homeland Security management program or approval of program director.

IHSM 621 (INAS spec. only, 3 Credits) Staff Online

 

Course Name:Information Systems Vulnerability and Risk Analysis

Course Description:This course provides an overview of security issues in distributed information systems including distributed database systems, financial systems, application software, operating systems, networks, and ways to make software systems more secure.
Not open to those who have taken AIT 612

Pre-requisites:

IHSM 622 (INAS spec. only, 3 Credits) Staff Online

 

Course Name:Application Software Security

Course Description:Security concepts in developing software applications. This course discusses design principles for secure software development, and some of the security issues in current programming and scripting languages, database systems and Web servers. Prerequisite AIT612 or IHSM 621.

Pre-requisites:Graduate Standing; This course is not open to students who have taken COSC 647.

IHSM 631 (HLTP spec. only, 3 Credits) Staff Online

 

Course Name:Mental Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

Course Description:Incorporating emergency mental health principles, strategies, and concepts into overall emergency management planning; basic concepts of disaster and terrorism mental health response, at the individual, group, organizational, and community level. Case studies and course projects will be used to show practical applications.

Pre-requisites:Graduate standing and major standing.

IHSM 632 (HLTP spec. only, 3 Credits) Staff Online

 

Course Name:Bioterrorism/Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Course Description:This course addresses the need for all health profession students to be prepared in case of a biological, chemical, radiation, nuclear or other public health emergency event. The federal government and Health and Human Services has established the following four major goals which are addressed in each of the eight course modules presented in this web-based course. The overall goal is that health profession students will be better prepared to: 1) recognize indications of a terrorist event or other public health emergency; 2) effectively meet the health care needs of patients, especially the most vulnerable; 3) effectively participate in a coordinated multidisciplinary response, and 4) rapidly alert the appropriate emergency public health system.

Pre-requisites:Graduate Standing.

IHSM 641 (SECP spec. only) Staff Online

 

Course Name:Terrorism and Political Violence

Course Description:Analysis of the role of violence in the political process and of the threat posed to localities, states, and nations from groups willing to employ political violence. Review of current political and terroist groups and examination of efforts to address threats of political violence.

Pre-requisites:Graduate Standing.

IHSM 642 (SECP spec. only) Staff Online

 

Course Name:Intelligence and Homeland Security

Course Description:Examination of the roles of intelligence in homeland security and national security policy, strategic and tactical warning, support for military operations, and covert action. Emphasis on problems in conduction intelligence in a democracy and on ethical considerations.

Pre-requisites:Graduate Standing; Completion of IHSM 615 or permission of the instructor.

 
(10 Week) Summer Session
Course Instructor Format
IHSM 615 (IHSM core, 3 Credits) Staff Online

 

Course Name:Analysis/Assessment of Strategic and Tactical Planning

Course Description:This course deals with broad strategy and tactical planning at the national level as also at the level of each critical infrastructure. Strategies discussed include the Homeland Security Strategy, strategy for combating terrorism, strategy for aviation, strategy for pandemic/influenza, strategy for maritime defense, cyberspace strategy. Tactical aspects include the national response plan and the national incident management system.

Pre-requisites:Graduate Standing; Admission to the Integrated Homeland Security management program or approval of program director.

IHSM 623 (INAS spec. only, 3 Credits) Staff Online

 

Course Name:Network Security

Course Description:Study and use of selected computer hardware and software for the storage, retrieval, manipulation, analysis, and display of geographic data. Emphasis is placed on the application of geographic information systems (GIS) for homeland security and emergency management. The course is not intended to provide students with extensive training in particular GIS software. However, laboratory projects involving student use of Windows-based GIS software on desktop computers, and Internet-based GIS applications using Web browsers, are required and will reinforce important concepts.

Pre-requisites:Graduate Standing and major standing.

IHSM 630 (SECP or INAS only, 3 Credits) Staff Online

 

Course Name:Health System Preparedness

Course Description:Examines the health related capacities and needs of homeland security infrastructures and systems, health response teams and communities at the local, regional, and national levels.

Pre-requisites:Graduate Standing; Open to IHSM-MS majors only or department consent.

IHSM 633 (HLTP spec. only, 3 Credits) Staff Online

 

Course Name:Disaster Response and Community Health

Course Description:This course will address the need for professionals to incorporate an all hazards approach for disaster management and community health. Students will identify key international and national policies and their impact upon community health and national security. Student will be engaged in field work with the community of their choice to plan, implement, and evaluate a project designed to actively involve community members in some aspect of disaster preparedness.

Pre-requisites:Graduate standing, major standing.

IHSM 643 (SECP spec. only, 3 Credits) Staff Online

 

Course Name:Homeland Security and Constitutional Rights

Course Description:A comprehensive investigation and analysis of the relationship between national security and civil liberties in the war on terrorism and other threats to American security.

Pre-requisites:Graduate Standing; Completion of IHSM core courses or permission of instructor.

IHSM 660 (elective course, 3 Credits) Staff Online

Course Name:GIS Applications: Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Course Description:Study and use of selected computer hardware and software for the storage, retrieval, manipulation, analysis, and display of geographic data. Emphasis is placed on the application of geographic information systems (GIS) for homeland security and emergency management. The course is not intended to provide students with extensive training in particular GIS software. However, laboratory projects involving student use of Windows-based GIS software on desktop computers, and Internet-based GIS applications using Web browsers, are required and will reinforce important concepts.

Pre-requisites:Graduate Standing and major standing.

 

Students can register for the project course,i.e., IHSM 881 after taking 15 credit hours of courses. Students need to contact the Program Director before the semester that they intend to register for the project courses. If you are not able to complete the project in one semester, then you will have to register for IHSM 885 - Graduate Project Continuum.

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