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Online Master in Emergency Management & Homeland Security (MA)

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Become a professional in areas related to emergency and disaster management, hazards management, public safety and homeland security. The Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) degree program promotes stronger and more resilient communities by helping prepare our students to engage in the effective management of hazards and crises.

Weeks per class
7.5
ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Total classes
11
Class number may be less for transfer students.
Total credit hours
33
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

Next start date

05/16/17

Cost per credit

$552
The cost of this program is $552 per credit hour, with no additional program fees. Technology, Financial Aid Trust and other mandatory university fees may apply.
Cost per credit is an approximation. Additional costs may apply. For more information on tuition and the fall 2017 tuition increase, visit the <a href="https://students.asu.edu/yourtuition">ASU tuition details page</a>.

Become a professional in areas related to emergency and disaster management, hazards management, public safety and homeland security. The Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) degree program promotes stronger and more resilient communities by helping prepare our students to engage in the effective management of hazards and crises.

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The College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Emergency management degree students serve communities across the United States in either public, private or nonprofit sector organizations. Through collaboration among faculty, students and the practitioner community, we offer an online leading-edge program that addresses the complex array of 21st century challenges which require thoughtful and informed leadership. Our program also offers opportunities for international education. Through ASU’s membership in the PLuS Alliance, students have access to courses and the opportunity to work with faculty in Australia or the United Kingdom.

Students have the option to choose one concentration from the following:

Careers in emergency management and homeland security represent excellent opportunities for those interested in meaningful public service. There are numerous career opportunities at all levels of government, in a wide range of private-sector organizations, and in those nonprofit sector organizations with links to disaster-related services.

The program’s culminating experience, an applied project, provides opportunities for students to make direct and positive impacts in their home communities. By the end of the EMHS degree, graduates will have a well-developed understanding of central concepts and effective practices in the professional domains of emergency management and homeland security. The 33-credit hour program can be completed in as little as one year.

Award-winning programs and schools within the ASU College of Public Service and Community Solutions:

  • #4 city management and urban policy programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • The School of Social Work is one of the largest and most diverse social work programs in the world
  • The School of Criminology & Criminal Justice is one of the top-ranked in the U.S., ranked #12 overall by US News & World Report
  • The School of Public Affairs is ranked #13 in the nation in public service and public policy by U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Public Affairs Schools list

What it costs

The cost of this program is $552 per credit hour, with no additional program fees. Technology, Financial Aid Trust and other mandatory university fees may apply.
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Requirements

For Graduate programs and certificates: All students are required to meet general university admission requirements. Some programs may have additional requirements for admission.