Online Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security – Emergency Management
Arizona State University’s Master of Arts in emergency management and homeland security with a concentration in emergency management online prepares individuals to pursue a variety of careers focused on helping those in need when disaster strikes. In the emergency management concentration, you’ll study leadership aimed at effective hazards risk reduction, promotion of community resilience, and overall subject area knowledge of natural and technological hazards.
Next start date: 10/11/2023
Total classes: 11
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 33
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Why earn an emergency management degree?
The online emergency management degree is aimed at helping develop skills necessary for strategic management of the hazards risk communities face and promoting community resilience capacity building. The program helps develop the knowledge and skills needed to lead communities facing an array of complex challenges.
A degree in emergency management leads to a range of rewarding careers in government and in the private and nonprofit sectors. The knowledge, skills and abilities developed through the program are applicable to numerous specializations for organizations in each of these sectors. According to O*NET, there is a bright outlook for emergency management directors.
What emergency management skills will I earn?
ASU’s master’s in emergency management is unique in its interdisciplinary focus and emphasis on understanding the tools needed for effective risk reduction and resilience capacity promotion. Broader analytic and strategic emphases are combined with applied practical knowledge to promote emergency management professionals prepared to deal with complex and interdependent challenges in the 21st century.
The emergency management concentration is a part of the Master of Arts in emergency management and homeland security. This degree is made up of five concentrations, among which includes emergency management. You’ll pick a concentration based on your specific career goals.
Online emergency management degree courses
The emergency management degree emphasizes analytic approaches to disaster reduction and community resilience. Courses in program evaluation and security provide a strong foundation in the field. You’ll also take specialized classes in the emergency management concentration area. Topics covered include:
Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis for Emergency Management and Homeland Security
GIS for Hazards Analysis
Applied Data Analysis in Criminal Justice
Integrated Emergency Management
Exercises and Planning for Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Information Technology in Emergency Management
What can you do with a master’s in emergency management?
Emergency management degree recipients can apply to jobs in the public sector and private sector. Opportunities are available at the local, state and federal level. You can also pursue new roles in corporate security. Possible career paths in the field of emergency management include:
Emergency management degree admission requirements
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
Where future practitioners in emergency management learn to lead
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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