Online Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security – Homeland Security
A master’s in homeland security can help you advance your career in fields such as law enforcement, public safety, and emergency and disaster management and recovery. You’ll gain an essential understanding of the vision, mission and principles of homeland security.
Next start date: 05/17/2021
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 33
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Specialize in public safety with a homeland security degree
The United States 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.
You’ll cover topics across a variety of areas, including disaster prevention and response, management best practices and public policy. You’ll also build your leadership skills, so you can guide local or national response to potential emergencies, disasters and other societal threats before, during and after crises.
The homeland security degree is a concentration in the Master of Arts in emergency management and homeland security program. This degree includes five concentrations including homeland security. You’ll pick a concentration based on your previous professional experience and personal interests.
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 United States 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.
Homeland security courses
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. The program culminates with a capstone course in which you’ll complete an applied project of your choosing.
What can I do with a homeland security 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 in homeland security are well-suited for positions across government agencies, corporations and non-profits in a variety of career fields including:
Homeland security degree admission requirements
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
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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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