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.
Next start date: 03/11/2024
Total classes: 11
Weeks per class: 7.5
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:
- Biosecurity and threat management.
- Community resilience.
- Cybersecurity policy and management.
- Emergency management.
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.
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.
Applied Data Analysis in Criminal Justice
Geographic Information Systems for Hazards Analysis
Integrated Emergency Management
Program Evaluation for Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Interagency and Intersector Coordination for Emergencies and Disasters
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:
How to apply
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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