Online Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security – Biosecurity and Threat Management
Arizona State University’s Master of Arts in emergency management and homeland security with a concentration in biosecurity and threat management prepares you for careers related to public health, emergency response and biodefense. This degree provides you with the knowledge needed to keep people, animals and plants safe from the effects of hazardous biological agents.
Next start date: 10/11/2023
Total classes: 11
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 33
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What are threat management and biosecurity?
Threat management refers to developing strategies and practices that help protect people, animals and plants from natural and manmade hazards. Biosecurity focuses on preventing and mitigating hazardous biological agents, whether they occur naturally in the environment or are man-made.
The biosecurity and threat management concentration is a part of the Master of Arts in emergency management and homeland security. This program has five concentrations, including biosecurity and threat management. Concentrations are chosen based on specific career goals and interests. Additional concentrations include:
Learn to manage biosecurity threats and disasters
This biosecurity and threat management concentration combines public health, risk management and homeland security skills. Students learn to manage and mitigate risks of pandemics, bioterrorism and other biosecurity threats.
In this program, you’ll cover a variety of topics, including how to:
Biosecurity and threat management classes
This program places an emphasis on complementing traditional content with an integration of key fields in biosecurity, such as public health and disaster management. Some of the required coursework in the biosecurity and threat management concentration is offered through the University of New South Wales as part of the PLuS alliance program, allowing you to gain an international perspective on cyber issues. Courses may include:
Integrated Emergency Management
Program Evaluation for Emergency Management & Homeland Security
Bioterrorism and Health Intelligence
Health Aspects of Crises, Emergencies, Disasters
Communicable Disease Control in Humanitarian Emergencies and Disasters
What can I do with a biosecurity and threat management degree concentration?
A biosecurity and threat management concentration can help you pursue key leadership and management positions in a variety of public sector agencies at the federal, state and local levels. There are also private-sector job options managing emergency preparedness for hospitals or companies. Possible career outcomes include, but are not limited to:
Biosecurity and threat management degree concentration requirements
To apply to the biosecurity and threat management concentration, you must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
A nationally recognized biosecurity and threat management program
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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