The homeland security concentration is a part of the Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security is offered by the College of Public Service & Community Solutions through ASU Online. The 33-credit hour program can be completed in as little as one year. This program’s graduates will be well-prepared to utilize public policy and best applicable management practices within their professional areas to develop protection, mitigation and preparedness measures to prevent and/or minimize societal impacts of natural and human-made threats and hazards. Likewise, our graduates will be able to employ necessary management and leadership skills in guiding local or national response to and recovery from any potential emergencies, disasters and other related societal threats.
The 33-credit hour program can be completed in as little as one year.
Career options for students in this concentration include policy analytic or management positions in various government agencies or private sector firms, or various positions with public safety and security and/or emergency or crisis management responsibilities across a range of public sector agencies. The EMHS homeland security concentration is suited for those with interests in substantive focus areas such as business continuity, infrastructure protection, intelligence analysis, law enforcement, and physical security.
Students gain an essential understanding of the entire vision, mission, and principles of homeland security with an emphasis on leadership, management, use of technology and both inter-agency collaboration and cross-sector collaboration. Many homeland security-related positions reside in public sector agencies at all levels of government. But the homeland security degree also helps prepare those interested in private sector careers with functional and operational responsibilities on safety and security in private organizations that are parallel with the public sector.