Emergency Management and Homeland Security, MA
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The MA in emergency management and homeland security promotes stronger and more resilient communities by helping prepare students to engage in the effective management of hazards and crises. This program assists the professional development of current or future practitioners as the next generation of leaders in areas related to emergency and disaster management, hazards management, public safety and homeland security.

The program's students serve communities across the United States in either public, private or nonprofit sector organizations. Through collaboration among faculty, students and the practitioner community, this is a leading-edge program that addresses the complex array of 21st-century challenges which require thoughtful and informed leadership.

Students can enroll in the degree program without declaring a concentration. However, selecting a concentration is advisable. Doing so assists in developing knowledge, skills and abilities pertinent to an intended career path.

This degree program offers the following concentrations:

The MA in emergency management and homeland security promotes stronger and more resilient communities by helping prepare students to engage in the effective management of hazards and crises. This program assists the professional development of current or future practitioners as the next generation of leaders in areas related to emergency and disaster management, hazards management, public safety and homeland security.

The program's students serve communities across the United States in either public, private or nonprofit sector organizations. Through collaboration among faculty, students and the practitioner community, this is a leading-edge program that addresses the complex array of 21st-century challenges which require thoughtful and informed leadership.

Students can enroll in the degree program without declaring a concentration. However, selecting a concentration is advisable. Doing so assists in developing knowledge, skills and abilities pertinent to an intended career path.

Program Offered

Emergency Management and Homeland Security, MA

Offered by
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Location
Online

Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Program Requirements

Required Core (18 credit hours)
CPP 510 Hazards Governance (3)
CPP 520 Program Evaluation for Emergency Management and Homeland Security (3)
CPP 570 GIS for Hazards Analysis (3)
CRJ 511 Applied Data Analysis in Criminal Justice (3)
CRJ 554 Homeland Security (3)
PAF 552 Integrated Emergency Management (3)

Electives (12 credit hours)

Culminating Experience (3 credit hours)
CPP 593 Applied Project (3) or
PAF 593 Applied Project (3)

Additional Curriculum Information
For electives, students should see the academic unit for the approved course list.

Elective courses

Choose four courses from the following list:

  • CPP 511 Hazard Mitigation Planning (3)
  • CPP 512 Exercises and Planning for Emergency Management and Homeland Security (3)
  • CPP 513 Public Private Partnerships for Emergency Management and Homeland Security (3)
  • CPP 514 Inter-Agency and Inter-Sector Coordination for Emergencies and Disasters (3)
  • CPP 521 Public Finance & Project Mgmt for Emergency Management & Homeland Security (3)
  • CPP 560 Emergency Services Operations Analysis and Planning (3)
  • CPP 575 US Cyber & Information Security Policy (3)
  • CRJ 553 Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction (3)
  • NLM 545 Volunteer Resource Management (3)
  • PAF 506 Public Budgeting and Finance (3)
  • PAF 508 Organization Behavior (3)
  • PAF 520 Public Management (3)
  • PAF 555 Information Technology in Emergency Management (3)
  • PAF 560 Community Resilience (3)
  • PAF 561 Interoperability for Emergency Managers (3)
  • SWG 579 Critical Incident Stress Management (3)

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