EMHS: Biosecurity and Threat Management (MA)

The biosecurity and threat management concentration of the online Master of Arts in emergency management and homeland security (EMHS) prepares students to utilize best practices toward protecting living organisms against hazardous biological agents.
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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/12/2020


Total classes: 11

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 33

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The biosecurity and threat management concentration is a part of the Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security is offered by the Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions through ASU Online. 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.

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

The biosecurity and threat management concentration provides motivated students with knowledge, skills and abilities to assume leadership and key management positions with public sector agencies (or related organizations) with operations and responsibilities in public health, homeland security, risk management, and several closely related fields. Biosecurity refers generally to policies and organizational practices related to protecting humans and animals from hazardous biological agents, whether they appear naturally or through malicious intent (e.g. bioterrorism).

This concentration area is designed to meet the career and professional development needs for those students interested in those fields. In additional to being relevant to public health agencies and general public safety agencies, the concentration is also well-suited for those interested in private sector organizations, such as positions managing emergency preparedness issues for private hospitals or general threat management services with a wide range of different private sector firms.

Featured courses


Program core

CPP 510: Hazards Governance


Program core

CRJ 511: Applied Data Analysis in CJ


Program core

CPP 520: Program Evaluation for EMHS


Program core

PAF 552: Integrated Emergency Management


Program core

CRJ 554: Homeland Security


Program core

CPP 570: GIS for Hazards Analysis


Culminating experience

CPP 593: Applied Project


Concentration

PHCM 9789: Bioterrorism and Health Intelligence (PLuS Alliance course)


Related careers

Graduates with a Master of Arts in Biosecurity and Threat Management (EMHS) have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. 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

Agricultural Inspector

Information Security Analysts

Security Manager

Medical and Health Services 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.

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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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