The Master of Science in Threat and Response Management curriculum has been designed with academic researchers and emergency management professionals to ensure its rigor, relevance and applicability to the emergency management and preparedness workforce.
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.
MScTRM Degree 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).
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 12 courses.
- 6 Core courses
- 3 Elective courses
- 3 Capstone courses
Students take six core courses.
- MSTR 31101: Foundations of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
- MSTR 31102: Statistics, Data Visualization and Research Methods
- MSTR 31103: Emergency Management, Policy Making, Law and Ethics
- MSTR 31104: Complex Adaptive Systems for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security
- MSTR 31105: Communication Strategies for Crisis Management
- MSTR 31106: Crisis Leadership and Management
Students choose three elective courses.
- MSTR 32201: Public Health Surveillance and Investigation
- MSTR 32202: Modeling and Simulation for Policy Analysis and Design
- MSTR 32203: Critical Infrastructure Protection and Key Resources
- MSTR 32204: Data Analytics for Emergency Response 1
- MSTR 32205: Radiation, Chemical, and Biohazard Countermeasures - Essentials for Community Survival
- MSTR 32206: Cyber Awareness
- MSTR 32207: Technology Strategy and Information Systems
- MSTR 32208: Data Analytics for Emergency Response 2
- MSTR 32209: Infectious Diseases, Pandemics, and Emergency Management
- MSTR 32210: Financial and Resource Planning for Risk and Crisis Managers
- MSTR 32211: Business Continuity, Contingency, Resilience and Sustainability
- MSTR 32212: Psychological, Social, and Behavioral Contexts of Emergency and Hazard Response
Students complete their capstone project during their second year in the program, and will be enrolled in the following courses over three quarters.
- MSTR 33301: Capstone Project 1: Proposal
- MSTR 33302: Capstone Project 2: Research and Implementation
- MSTR 33303: Capstone Project 3: Writing and Presentation