Online Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security – Community Resilience
A master’s degree in emergency management and homeland security with a concentration in community resilience will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle both current and future challenges faced by cities throughout the world. You’ll gain expertise in reducing risk and supporting community health in the face of natural hazards and threats.
Next start date: 08/19/2021
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 33
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What is community resilience?
Students interested in studying emergency management and homeland security with a concentration in community resilience will become prepared to support their own communities before, during and after crises, such as natural hazards, infectious diseases or acts of terrorism.
The community resilience degree concentration is part of the Master of Arts in emergency management and homeland security program. This degree includes five concentrations including community resilience. You’ll pick a concentration based on your previous professional experience and future career goals.
What is a resilient community and why should communities be natural hazard resilient?
One way to reduce the impact of natural hazards on the nation is to enhance resilience within communities. Natural hazard-resilient communities are equipped with strategies to effectively respond to crises. It’s important for communities to proactively prepare for crises, so they can successfully overcome setbacks to their community members, businesses and the economy as swiftly as possible.
Students will learn to plan, manage and make quick decisions during emergencies. These are essential skills for professionals in natural hazard resilience and response leadership positions.
Community resilience courses
You’ll complete required graduate courses in homeland security, applied data analysis and emergency management, among others. You’ll also complete courses focused on community resilience. The program culminates with a capstone course in which you’ll complete an applied project of your choosing.
What can I do with a community resilience degree?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts faster than average job growth in the homeland security and emergency management fields over the next 10 years. Graduates with a master’s degree in homeland security with a concentration in community resilience are well-suited for a variety of career opportunities.
Homeland security admission requirements
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
Join a leading college in public service
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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