EMHS: Cybersecurity Policy and Management (MA)
Next start date: 01/11/2021
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:
- Biosecurity and threat management.
- Community resilience.
- Cybersecurity policy and management.
- Emergency management.
- Homeland security.
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.
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
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