Master's | | Hybrid

Master of Science in Threat and Response Management

Curriculum

Program Structure

Students take interdisciplinary courses that combine hands-on experience and training with strategic, creative, and analytical knowledge. Each year, instructors tailor their lectures to the professions and academic interests represented among the class to ensure the content is relevant, current, and meets the students’ academic and professional needs.

The program structure suits students from all backgrounds, from working professionals to new graduates. Classes take place over one three-day weekend (Thursday - Saturday) every month. Students are required to attend classes in person for the first weekend of classes each quarter. The remainder of the quarter is held in a remote format, allowing students to study our curriculum from home. Between class meetings, students work on assignments, readings, and group projects. 

In the Autumn and Spring terms, students will also have the opportunity to attend one optional networking event in person
 

Students are required to complete twelve courses: six core courses, three elective courses, and three capstone courses. 

Disaster Recovery Degree Concentrations

Students focus their coursework with degree concentrations that explore:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Environmental Security
  • National Security

Time to Completion

Students complete their degree in two academic years. Classes are held over one weekend each month for three consecutive months each academic quarter (Autumn, Winter, Spring).

Autumn
  • Foundations of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Statistics, Data Visualization, and Research Methods
Winter
  • Emergency Management Policy Making, Law, and Ethics
  • Complex Adaptive Systems for Emergency Preparedness and Hazard Response
Spring
  • Communications Strategies for Crisis Management
  • Crisis Leadership and Management
Summer
  • Capstone Project
Autumn
  • Capstone Project
  • Elective #1
Winter
  • Capstone Project
  • Elective #2
Spring
  • Capstone Project
  • Elective #3

Curriculum

Pre-quarter Bootcamp

Core Courses

Students take six core courses.

Elective Courses

Students take three elective courses. 

Capstone Project

Students complete their capstone project during their second year in the program, and will be enrolled in capstone-related courses over three quarters.