In addition to the institutional and degree level learning outcomes objectives, the Master of Arts in Homeland Security also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates. [Note: The Capstone Creative Project encompasses each of these objectives.]
CO-1: Evaluate specific domestic security challenges for the 21st century that face the United States and other industrialized nations.
CO-2: Evaluate and propose changes at federal, state, and/or local levels, to reflect the evolving strategic policy issues associated with a statutory and presidential direction for.
CO-3: Recognize terrorist group proclivities in order to forecast the risks, types, and orders of magnitude of terrorist threats most likely to confront the nation-state.
CO-4: Define and describe by example the statutory, policy, strategy and legal differences between homeland security and homeland defense.
CO-5: Describe the roles/missions of USNORTHCOM and the DSCA mission, and compare and contrast these with the DHS mission.
CO-6: Recognize the interdisciplinary nature of homeland security functions and be able to assess and integrate various functional areas.
CO-7: Evaluate existing policies, procedures and protocols by DHS and the inter-agency community to allow seamless agency integration through prevention, protection, incident response and recovery scenarios.
CO-8: Validate literal and procedural alignment/compliance with the National Response Framework, National Incident Management System, and Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPDs).