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.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/13/2021


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.

Does my community resilience degree 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.

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.


Required

Hazards Governance


Required

Applied Data Analysis in Criminal Justice


Required

Program Evaluation for Emergency Management and Homeland Security


Required

Integrated Emergency Management


Required

Homeland Security


Required

Geographic Information Systems for Hazards Analysis


Concentration

Community Resilience


Concentration

Hazard Mitigation Planning


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.

Disaster coordinator.

Emergency management director.

Emergency response manager.

Environmental quality officer.

Hazards mitigation planner.

Public health specialist.

Resilience officer.

Transportation planner.

Study with emergency management professionals

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.

Study with emergency management professionals

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.

Homeland security admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Application requirements

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.

Top 3


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Top 10


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

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Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management in the nation, according to U.S. News & Report.

Top 10


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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.

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.

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