Doctorate - Management: Homeland Security

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If you are interested in assuming a crucial managerial role in the war against terrorism or in crisis situations, then Colorado Technical University's Doctor of Management in Homeland Security could be your final educational step before seeking this career. Continue reading for more information about the Doctor of Management in Homeland Security program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Doctor of Management in Homeland Security program at Colorado Technical University focuses on the development of leadership, emergency response, and operational management skills through online instruction, research projects, and twice-yearly residential sessions. Topics addressed in homeland security classes include organizational coordination in emergency situations, the operation of network organizations, crisis management planning, security theories, and challenges facing homeland security professionals. These concentration courses are combined with a core curriculum consisting of foundational courses in management, research, and leadership. Twelve faculty-mentored research and writing courses conducted throughout the program provide students with the opportunity to apply practical skills in the development of publishable research projects.

What Are the Prerequisites?

While aspiring students of this doctorate program are expected to possess a graduate degree, Colorado Technical University offers those who do not the option to earn a master's degree while pursuing the Doctor of Management in Homeland Security. Applicants to all of Colorado Technical University's programs must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Students of the Doctor of Management in Homeland Security program must complete 96 credits to earn this degree. The curriculum is comprised of 66 core credits and 30credits in concentration courses. In addition, students must attend a residential symposium twice per year and complete a dissertation or research paper option.

Homeland Security Course Requirements

Core Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
MGMT 800Fundamentals of Management
MGMT 801Research and Writing I
MGMT 805Research Methods and Design
MGMT 806 Research and Writing II
MGMT 810 Qualitative and Ethnographic Methods
MGMT 811Research and Writing III: Action Research Theory
MGMT 815 Quantitative Methods
MGMT 816Research and Writing IV: The Practice of Action Research
MGMT 821 Research and Writing V: Process Consulting and Intervention Theory
MGMT 826 Research and Writing VI: The Practice of Process Consulting and Intervention
MGMT 831 Research and Writing VII
MGMT 836 Research and Writing VIII
MGMT 840 Philosophy of Science, Values, and Ethics
MGMT 841 Research and Writing IX
MGMT 845 Leadership
MGMT 846 Research and Writing X
MGMT 851 Research and Writing XI
MGMT 856 Research and Writing XII

Concentration Courses

HLS 820 Contemporary Issues in Homeland Security
HLS 825 Network Organizations and Other Large Scale Interventions
HLS 830 Policy and Governance in Trans-Organizational Collaboration
HLS 835 Crisis Planning and Operations Management
HLS 850 Strategic Thinking for HLS
HLS 855 Futuring and Innovation in HLS

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of Colorado Technical University's Doctor of Management in Homeland Security program, you could fill management positions in security, crisis management, or emergency response. You could apply organizational, strategic thinking, and leadership skills to a variety of jobs in government agencies or private security firms. Areas of homeland security in which graduates could seek positions include:

  • Law enforcement
  • Protective services
  • Customs
  • Border patrol
  • Immigration
  • Computer security

CTU does not guarantee employment or salary. University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University's catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.