EMHS: Cybersecurity Policy and Management (MA)

The cybersecurity policy and management concentration of the online Master of Arts in emergency management and homeland security (EMHS) prepares students to utilize knowledge, skills and abilities in the emerging area of cybersecurity threats relevant to critical infrastructure protection and other key operations. Program graduates will help a wide range of organizations improve risk mitigation and risk management for natural and human-made hazards.
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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 11

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 33

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The Cybersecurity Policy and Management concentration is a part of the Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security offered by the Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions through ASU Online. This online concentration provides motivated students with knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to assume leadership, management and other key operational positions in (primarily) public sector agencies with responsibilities in managing cybersecurity hazards and risk homeland security, emergency management and related areas. Cybersecurity issues cut across these domains.

In the EMHS program, students have the option to choose one concentration:

This concentration is geared toward public and private sector professionals who do not require advanced technical training in cybersecurity but instead have major operational responsibilities that include cyber-related vulnerabilities (e.g. critical infrastructure protection, general risk management). It also leverages the PLuS Alliance for shared course offerings.

This concentration fits into the larger EMHS program by offering a skill set specific to a category of technological hazard with unique policy and management challenges. Its KSA development focus is unique for an emergency management and homeland security program, making ASU innovative in advancing education for practitioners seeking to address an emerging threat—and engaging in sound risk reduction and resilience-promotion practices. Graduates will employ leadership skills in developing and guiding local, state or national policy and practice in these domains, as well as playing key safety and risk management roles in private sector organizations. The 33-credit hour program can be completed in as little as one year.

Featured Courses


CPP 510: Hazards Governance (3)


CPP 520: Program Evaluation for EMHS (3)


CPP 570: GIS for Hazards Analysis (3)


CRJ 511: Applied Data Analysis in CJ (3)


CRJ 554: Homeland Security (3)


PAF 552: Integrated Emergency Management (3)


CPP 593: Applied Project (3)


CPP 511: Hazard Mitigation Planning (3)


Related careers

Graduates with a Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security with the Cybersecurity Policy and Management concentration have a wide range of career opportunities and management of cyber-related hazards cuts across a broad set of professional areas. The following list illustrates the types of career. Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Emergency management director

Information security analyst

Security manager - corporate operations

Crisis manager - corporate operations

Emergency preparedness coordinator or specialist

Logistics coordinator / manager

Security operations center manager

Prestigious faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Prestigious faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Nationally recognized public service programs

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a comprehensive public service college dedicated to addressing social problems through teaching, research and service. Our public service programs, from public policy, to social work, to criminal justice, to emergency management, are designed to help prepare our diverse student body to make a difference in the community. 

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Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Top 15


Best Public Affairs Programs, according to U.S. News & World Report. 

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research centers. 

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academic programs offered online. 

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