Penn State's 33-credit online Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security – CTAP option offers a core curriculum rooted in the homeland/civil security enterprise with a specialized set of prescribed courses and electives.
Course List - Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security – Cyber Threat Analytics and Prevention Option
All students are required to take at least one elective that is a 500-level course, in addition to the Capstone Experience (HLS 594), to satisfy the degree requirement of 6 credits at the 500 level.
|Homeland Security Administration: Policies and Programs||HLS 801||Foundation for understanding homeland security history, the development of homeland security policies and organizations, and current management approaches.||3 credits|
|Homeland Security: Social and Ethical Issues||HLS 803||This course will examine the social, political, legal, and ethical issues that arise in the context of homeland security.||3 credits|
|Violence, Threats, Terror, and Insurgency||HLS 805||Provides an overview of the domestic and global issues related to homeland security.||3 credits|
|Data Mining||SWENG 545||Practical benefits of data mining will be presented; data warehousing, data cubes, and underlying algorithms used by data mining software.||3 credits|
|Web Security and Privacy||IN SC 561||
A web-centric look at the latest techniques and practices in computer security as they apply to the Internet.
|Network and Predictive Analytics for Socio-Technical Systems||IN SC 846||This course will study the interrelatedness of cyber-social and cyber-technical aspects of an organization or society as a whole.||3 credits
|Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management||IST 564||This course examines the fundamental elements of crisis, disaster, risk and emergency management.||3 credits|
|Data Collection and Cleaning||DAAN 822||
This course focuses on the tools and techniques required for collecting data and preparing them for further analysis.Prerequisites: STAT 500 and IN SC 521 or Program Permission
|Large-Scale Database and Warehouse||DAAN 825||
Examination of large-scale data storage technologies including NoSQL database systems for looser structured data, and data warehouses for dimensional data.
Prerequisites: IN SC 521 or Program Permission
|Data Visualization||DAAN 871||This course provides a foundation in the principles, concepts, techniques, and tools for visualizing large data sets.||3 credits
|Intelligence Analysis, Cultural Geography, and Homeland Security||GEOG 571||The application of cultural geography in the intelligence analysis and synthesis process by identifying prominent threats to civil security.||3 credits
|U.S. Homeland Security Law||HLS 875||Analysis of Constitutional provisions, legislative enactments, executive directives and judicial decisions relating to homeland security.||3 credits|
|Computer and Cyber Forensics||IST 454||Fundamental issues and concepts of computer forensics; aspects of computer and cyber crime; methods to uncover, protect, exploit, and document digital evidence; tools, techniques, and procedures to perform computer and cyber crime investigation.||3 credits|
Network Management and Security
|IST 554||Essential skills and knowledge for effectively utilizing networks and Internet technologies to facilitate, manage, and secure data communications and applications.||3 credits|
|Introduction to Multisensor Data Fusion||IST 885||Understanding the concepts, techniques, and issues surrounding the fusion of information from multiple sensors and sources of data.||3 credits|
|The Politics of Terrorism||PL SC 439||Analysis of political terrorism as a violent alternative for peaceful change and traditional warfare in the nuclear age.||3 credits|
|Root Causes of Terrorism||PL SC 836||Investigates the role economic, political, and social factors play in determining patterns of international and domestic terrorism and terrorist activity.||3 credits|
|Research Project||IN SC 594||Master Research Paper/Project - Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
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