Human security and resilience are interdisciplinary approaches to understanding global affairs. These concepts focus on the security of populations (human security) and their ability to withstand and recover from a wide array of internal and external shocks (resilience), ranging from extreme weather to terrorism and armed conflict. The concept of human security was first defined by the United Nations Development Programme in 1994.
The Master of Science in Human Security and Resilience is delivered and developed by faculty in the Security Studies and International Affairs Department in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as outside experts in specialty areas.
This 30-credit, online program is tailored to working professionals and includes a capstone course following completion of the specialization courses. Capstone projects are expected to allow students to more deeply explore challenges from their respective work sites or issues endemic to their careers in a scholarly way.
Though not all capstones will culminate in published research, the expectation is that the projects will be publishable in either scholarly journals or at conferences.
Human Security & Resilience graduates are in-demand candidates for careers in homeland defense, national security, government, multinational corporations, non-governmental organizations, intergovernmental agencies, and international affairs. Potential career paths include opportunities in fields such as:
The curriculum is composed of 10 three-credit courses, including a six-credit common core, 15 credits of specialized human security and resilience courses, three credits of capstone courses, and six credits of electives. The degree is a total of 30 credits.
|HSR/CMP 521||The Internet, Security, and Governance||3|
|RSCH 670 Research Methods and Statistics||3|
|Human Security and Resiliency Specialization|
|HSR 512||Introduction to Human Security||3|
|HSR 513||Principles of International Conflict Resolution||3|
|HSR 515||Foundations of Resilience||3|
|HSR 580||Environmental Security||3|
|HSR 626||International Law and U.S. Security Policy||3|
6 credits in total; see advisor for elective course options