Online Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security – Biosecurity and Threat Management

The 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 you need to keep people, animals and plants safe from the effects of hazardous biological agents.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 01/09/2023


Total classes:

Total classes: 11

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 33

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Learn to manage biosecurity threats and natural hazards

This biosecurity and threat management degree concentration combines public health, risk management and homeland security skills. Graduates learn to manage and mitigate risks of pandemics, bioterrorism and other biosecurity threats.

You can expect to learn how to develop governance and plans to prepare for biological threats, how to manage crises and emergencies, as well as assess safety programs and situations. This will help you become a well-rounded threat management leader for biosecurity issues in your community or on a global scale.

Biosecurity threat management skills are in demand in the marketplace. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, threat management directors and leadership roles have a projected growth of 12%. Biosecurity and threat management careers span from government-related positions to private-sector jobs in health care and security.

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 degree includes five concentrations, including biosecurity and threat management. You’ll pick a concentration based on your specific career goals and interests. You can learn how to use public policy and management practices in your specific career field.

Learn to prevent these hazards from impacting society and reduce harm in cases where prevention isn’t possible. You’ll also develop the ability to lead response and recovery efforts. There may be periods of uncertainty or high stress, but you can develop the skills to manage recovery efforts and lead others confidently.

Does my biosecurity and threat management degree concentration say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Master of Arts in emergency management and homeland security. Your concentration in biosecurity and threat management will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.

Biosecurity and threat management classes

Biosecurity and natural hazard management students receive relevant, targeted instruction. You’ll take classes provided by knowledgeable and experienced instructors.


Required

Hazards Governance


Required

Program Evaluation for Emergency Management & Homeland Security


Required

Integrated Emergency Management


Concentration

Bioterrorism and Health Intelligence


Concentration

Health Aspects of Crises, Emergencies, Disasters


Elective

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. You can find biosecurity and natural hazard management jobs in a variety of career fields including:

Public health

Emergency preparedness

Hospital sector

Security Manager

Medical and Health Services Manager

Learn from faculty skilled in the management of threats and disasters arising from natural hazards

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.

Learn from faculty skilled in the management of threats and disasters arising from natural hazards

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.

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.

Application requirements

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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Tuition calculator

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Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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