Online Homeland Security Courses

Master of Public Administration - Homeland Security Specialization

Discover Top Techniques to Provide Security

The tactics used by foreign and domestic terrorists are always changing, and technology has impacted these changes. A position in Homeland Security securing borders, airports, seaports and waterways, or responding to natural disasters and terrorist assaults, and reviewing and analyzing intelligence, the online MPA - Homeland Security specialization from AMC brings you the most relevant knowledge to take a leading role in protecting the public.

For those students who have recently graduated or those who are considering a career change, the MPA Direct Track focuses attention on a total of 12 courses, including the Public Administration core curriculum and four Homeland Security specialization courses.

Mid-Career Track Available

Students with four years or more of administrative or managerial experience may be eligible to take the Anna Maria College Homeland Security MPA Mid-Career Track, allowing them to complete the degree program with just 10 courses (six from the MPA curriculum and four Homeland Security concentration courses).

Degree Requirements/Curriculum
Course Number Course Name Credits
MPA 501 Strategic Management of Human Capital 3 credits
MPA 502 Organizational Theories & the Public Sector 3 credits
MPA 503 Executive Leadership 3 credits
MPA 504 Management Policies in Government Finance 3 credits
PHL 600 Ethical Theory 3 credits
MPA 602 Managerial Statistics for Public Managers 3 credits
MPA 603 Public Policy 3 credits
MPA 604 Strategic Planning for Public Managers 3 credits

 

Homeland Security Courses
Course Number Course Name Credits
HLS 701 Foundations of Homeland Security 3 credits
HLS 702 Domestic Threat and Policy Analysis 3 credits
HLS 703 International Threat and Policy Analysis 3 credits
HLS 704 Partnership for Homeland Security 3 credits

 

Public Administration Core Courses

MPA 501 Strategic Management of Human Capital (3 credits)
Provides an overview of how a leader can address current and emerging human capital challenges to drive organizational transformation.

MPA 502 Organizational Theories & the Public Sector (3 credits)
The study of the fundamental theory of the management development process and the analysis of employee behavior patterns.

MPA 503 Executive Leadership (3 credits)
This course focuses on the study and analysis of human behavior patterns. Special consideration is given to the role of the emergency services department management team member as a leader and motivator of people.

MPA 504 Management Policies in Government Finance (3 credits)
This course explores various aspects of local financial management including developing new revenue sources, designing a budget that includes performance reporting, conducting strategic economic development, understanding debt management and bond sales, use of modern information systems to improve financial decision, and meeting the day-to-day challenges of financial management from procurement to labor negotiations.

GRS 600 Ethical Theory (3 credits)
Within the Judeo-Christian and liberal arts traditions, this course explores ethics from an intellectual and theoretical perspective to build the foundation for ethical practice and an advanced understanding of ethical theory.

MPA 602 Managerial Statistics for Public Managers (3 credits)
Focuses on probability and statistics with an emphasis on data analysis, including univariate and multivariate techniques. Statistical problem solving is engaged using various data sources.

MPA 603 Public Policy (3 credits)
This course uses case studies and other materials to help students to develop excellence in oral and written skills in the formation of public policy at the senior management level. Drawing on previous coursework in ethics, quantitative analysis and management students will develop models for solving significant problems in the public arena coupled with the planning strategy for implementing these policies.

MPA 604 Strategic Planning for Public Managers (3 credits)
Through the utilization and application of risk assessment and master planning concepts, this program will guide the student through the process of problem identification and comparative analysis. This course will focus upon identifying the benefits and the development of a long term planning effort within the student’s local jurisdiction.

Homeland Security Concentration Courses

HLS 701 Foundations of Homeland Security (3 credits)
This course explains the history of building national security, its missions and its role. Through a consideration of best practices and the balance between security and liberty, it examines the organizational structures and resources required to defend the homeland. This course provides an overview of the DHS operations including mission operational planning, execution and evaluation, security and communications, intelligence collection and reporting critical infrastructure protection, and ethical, social and economic issues including the need to address victimization and fear.

HLS 702 Domestic Threat and Policy Analysis (3 credits)
An analysis of the threat of domestic terrorism in the United State from hate groups, Eco terrorist, “lone wolves” and extremist groups.

HLS 703 International Threat and Policy Analysis (3 credits)
This course examines, through a risk and vulnerability assessment of the global terrorism phenomenon, various international groups’ culture, history, ideology and motivation, capabilities, methods and activities within contexts of political, ethical, social and legal issues. Included in this examination is the emergence and growth of extremist and terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda, Hamas and other terrorist networks. Particular attention will be focused on U.S. foreign policy, media impact, intelligence cycles, acts and procedures at governmental, state and community levels.

HLS 704 Partnership for Homeland Security (3 credits)
This course will identify and analyze best practices in multiagency cooperation, including the roles of local, state and federal law enforcement, intelligence, and emergency management agencies in conjunction with the public sector as required for collective welfare and implementation of the Homeland Security Act. The role of technology and communication is included as well as an analysis of the Patriot Act, its practice and its ethical, social, and legal implication for American life today.

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