Public Safety (M.S.) - Homeland Security

Public Safety (M.S.) - Homeland Security

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
CRIS 605Crisis and First Responder Training: Skills and Techniques3
HLSC 600Introduction to Disaster Management3
PADM 510Fundamentals of Public Safety Leadership3
PADM 610Management of Public Sector Organizations3
PADM 620Public Administration Praxis: Legal & Contemporary Issues3
Total Hours15
Homeland Security Cognate
HLSC 500Foundations of Homeland Security3
HLSC 510Homeland Security Organization & Administration3
HLSC 520Legal Issues in Homeland Security3
HLSC 610Understanding Terrorism and Homeland Security3
HLSC 620Hazard Mitigation3
Total Hours15

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 30 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
CRIS 605 Crisis and First Responder Training: Skills and Techniques 3
HLSC 600 Introduction to Disaster Management 3
PADM 510 Fundamentals of Public Safety Leadership 3
Second Semester
HLSC 500 Foundations of Homeland Security 3
HLSC 510 Homeland Security Organization & Administration 3
PADM 610 Management of Public Sector Organizations 3
Third Semester
HLSC 520 Legal Issues in Homeland Security 3
HLSC 610 Understanding Terrorism and Homeland Security 3
HLSC 620 Hazard Mitigation 3
PADM 620 Public Administration Praxis: Legal & Contemporary Issues 3
 Total Hours30
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