Online Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security – Homeland Security

Arizona State University’s Master of Arts in emergency management and homeland security with a concentration in homeland security prepares you to advance your career in fields such as law enforcement, public safety and emergency management and recovery. In this program, you’ll gain an essential understanding of the vision, mission and principles of homeland security.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 03/11/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 11

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 33

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Specialize in public safety with a master’s in homeland security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is tasked with preparing for, preventing and responding to domestic emergencies, including terrorism and natural disasters. In this homeland security master’s degree, you’ll learn how to develop protection, mitigation and preparedness measures to minimize and prevent the impacts of natural and human-made threats and hazards.

Homeland security is one of five concentrations available as part of the Master of Arts in emergency management and homeland security program. Concentrations are typically chosen based on previous professional experience and personal interests. In this concentration, you’ll cover a variety of topics, including disaster prevention and response, management best practices and public policy.

Additional concentrations include:

What you can do with a master’s in homeland security

 

Throughout this homeland security master’s, you’ll build important leadership skills needed to guide local or national response to potential emergencies, disasters and other societal threats before, during and after crises. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to take on positions across government agencies, corporations and nonprofits in a variety of fields.

Additionally, private sector firms are increasingly hiring personnel to provide internal security and intelligence analysis, both on physical and cyber-related threats. Private sector employers typically hire homeland security professionals in technology, finance, insurance and public health fields.

Do I need a degree to work for Homeland Security?

 

Earning a homeland security master’s degree may make you a stronger candidate when applying for management and analysis positions within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or similar agencies. A master’s degree equips you with advanced skills and knowledge to better position yourself for high-level job opportunities.

Will my diploma 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.”

Homeland security courses

In this program, you’ll complete required graduate courses in homeland security, hazards and emergency management, among others. You’ll also complete concentration courses focused on terrorism and crime. This program culminates with a capstone course in which you’ll complete an applied project of your choosing.


Core

Applied Data Analysis in Criminal Justice


Core

Geographic Information Systems for Hazards Analysis


Core

Hazards Governance


Core

Homeland Security


Core

Integrated Emergency Management


Core

Program Evaluation for Emergency Management and Homeland Security


Concentration

Interagency and Intersector Coordination for Emergencies and Disasters


Concentration

Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction


The jobs you could get with a master’s in homeland security

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. Upon completion of this homeland security master’s, you’ll be well-suited for upper-level positions in various government agencies and private-sector firms. Examples of career fields include, but aren’t limited to:

Emergency or crisis management

Infrastructure protection

Intelligence analysis

Law enforcement

Private-sector security

Public safety and security

Learn from professionals in the field of public service and safety

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.

Learn from professionals in the field of public service and safety

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.

How to apply

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

Application requirements

Additional admission information

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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Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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