EMHS: Community Resilience (MA)

The community resilience concentration of the online Master of Arts in emergency management and homeland security (EMHS) provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to tackle current and future challenges faced by cities globally.
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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 33

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The community resilience 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 EMHS community resilience concentration is focused on developing knowledge and expertise pertaining to the interdisciplinary challenges of managing hazards and promoting sustainable practices as related to the functional areas of first response and emergency/crisis management. Its career path tracks for positions with specific hazards and response management responsibilities in areas such as planning, transportation, environmental quality, public health. The community resilience degree promotes the resilience capacity of urban systems and the physical and social infrastructure systems that support them, and reducing risk associated with natural, and technological disruptions.

This concentration area is designed to meet the career and professional development needs for those students interested in hazards management in general, whether it be natural or technological or intentionally-induced (i.e. terrorism). Developing expertise in hazards resilience cuts across a broad range of professional domains: it is relevant to traditional emergency management organizations, first response and public safety agencies, public health agencies, environmental protection agencies, and so on. Further, developing resilience expertise is useful for individuals with prior expertise and experience relevant to resilience, sustainability and hazards management—such as engineering, risk analysis, or communications—and are seeking to move into a career position more explicitly related to this broad field.

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

PAF 560: Community Resilience


Related Careers

Graduates with a Master of Arts in Community Resilience (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.

Planning

Transportation

Environmental quality

Public health

Emergency response

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.

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. 

Top 10


Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Top 15


Best Public Affairs Programs, according to U.S. News & World Report. 

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research centers. 

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academic programs offered online. 

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