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MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management is designed to equip students with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for protecting the public in a variety of different industries. Learn more about this degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of the Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management degree program should be interested in developing skills in a variety of disciplines and pursuing a career in the criminal justice field. Candidates are required to provide a copy of an unofficial transcript that shows the completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited university, and some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management degree program explores how both the public and private sector manage security risks and find solutions on local, regional, national, and global levels. Students have the opportunity to explore the interrelationships of politics, economics, law, culture, and human dynamics and how they affect different industries. The project-oriented curriculum is designed to teach students how to make effective decisions in dynamic situations, how to ethically protect the public, and how to evaluate qualitative and quantitative research in a constantly evolving world.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

55 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

This degree program requires that students successfully complete 55 credits of Core Requirement courses that across a variety of disciplines. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirement Courses (55 credits)

  • Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • Critical Issues in Terrorism
  • Applied Research in Criminal Justice
  • Academic and Professional Communications in Public Safety
  • Crisis and Emergency Management Fundamentals
  • Homeland Security Policies, Principles, Procedures, and Plans
  • Risk, Vulnerability, and Capability Assessment Methods
  • Planning and Operations in Crisis and Emergency Management
  • Mitigation and Preparedness Issues for Emergency Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Applied Research Capstone Project

Post-Graduate Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management program can further their education at Purdue University Global. Graduate certificates are available in the following areas:

  • Graduate Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Postgraduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

Career Paths:

The Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management program is designed to prepare students to pursue management-level positions in both the public and the private sector. Graduates could be capable of applying their knowledge of criminal justice and crisis management to real-world contexts.

Entry-level graduates could pursue careers in:

  • Border and Transportation Security
  • Homeland Defense
  • Infrastructure Protection
  • Hazard Mitigation
  • Private-Sector Security Consulting

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