Homeland Security and Crisis Management Law

Maryland Carey Law’s online Master of Science in Homeland Security and Crisis Management Law will prepare you to lead your organization’s response to crises with a special focus on the legal, regulatory, and public issues that must be considered during crisis situations. From terrorist attacks and pandemics to data breaches and weather emergencies, effective responses often require public and private organizations to coordinate extensively.

The MS in Homeland Security and Crisis Management Law will help you understand how to assess a crisis from multiple angles and make decisions quickly with the information and resources you have available. Courses are taught by members of the Maryland Carey Law faculty, experts from the University of Maryland’s Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS), and other experienced practitioners.

After completing the first semester of core courses, you will take in-depth survey courses in Homeland Security and Crisis Management in your second semester, followed in your third semester by seminars with Homeland Security and Crisis Management practitioners covering such topics as:

  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Public Health Response
  • Cybersecurity
  • Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

In your second year you will also complete a Capstone Project under the guidance of a faculty member or practitioner advisor. Your project must demonstrate that you are able to apply at least three of the program’s core competencies to a practical challenge.

  • Curriculum

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  • Course Descriptions

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  • Career Benefits

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Tom McMullen '18

“The readings and case studies in the program gave me a lot of insight for moving forward in the multitude of minor crises I face every day."

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For more information about the MS in Law Program, please contact our Office of Admissions.