EMHS: Homeland Security (MA)

Individuals interested in pursuing a program of study focused on homeland security policies and programs can pursue a homeland security concentration of the online Master of Arts in emergency management and homeland security (EMHS).
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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 33

Details

The homeland security 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. The 33-credit hour program can be completed in as little as one year. 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:

Career options for students in this concentration include policy analytic or management positions in various government agencies or private sector firms, or various positions with public safety and security and/or emergency or crisis management responsibilities across a range of public sector agencies. The EMHS homeland security concentration is suited for those with interests in substantive focus areas such as business continuity, infrastructure protection, intelligence analysis, law enforcement, and physical security.

Students gain an essential understanding of the entire vision, mission, and principles of homeland security with an emphasis on leadership, management, use of technology and both inter-agency collaboration and cross-sector collaboration. Many homeland security-related positions reside in public sector agencies at all levels of government. But the homeland security degree also helps prepare those interested in private sector careers with functional and operational responsibilities on safety and security in private organizations that are parallel with the public sector.

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

CRJ 553: Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction


Related careers

Graduates with a Master of Arts in Homeland Security (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.

Private sector firms

Public sector firms

Public safety and security

Emergency or crisis management

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. 

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

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