Master's Business and Leadership

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. Students attend classes in-person for one intensive three-day weekend each month. Between class meetings students work on assignments, readings, and group projects.

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

TRM Degree Concentrations

Students focus their coursework with degree concentrations that explore:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Environmental Security
  • National Security

Year One

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

Year Two 

Summer

  • Capstone Project

Autumn

  • Capstone Project
  • Elective #1

Winter

  • Capstone Project
  • Elective #2

Spring

  • Capstone Project
  • Elective #3

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).

Curriculum

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.