Homeland Security Degrees

Homeland security degree programs are becoming more available in universities and schools across the United States. You can now find accredited programs for emergency management degrees and emergency management certificate programs as well, including undergraduate and graduate degree options.

An education in homeland security develops the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for leadership in homeland security including international and domestic terrorism, infrastructure protection, strategic planning for security, international relations, intelligence operations and evaluation and program management.

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Featured - Executive Master of Professional Studies in Emergency & Disaster Management

Elevate your career through the executive master's in Emergency & Disaster Management at Georgetown University. Featuring a blend of online coursework and on-site intensives, our one-year program immerses you in the high-intensity field of emergency management, taking you around the world to explore various hazards that range from terrorism to natural disasters. Develop a broad understanding of this rapidly evolving industry while building the skills you need to take action when disaster strikes.

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American Military University

American Military University serves civilian and military students 100% online with emergency and disaster management degrees and NIMS-related courses. Whether responding to hurricanes, terrorist attacks, or hazmat spills, officials need to know how to establish command & control, coordinate communications, evacuate people, and perform clean-up. AMU offers both degree programs and professional development options in emergency management.

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Angelo State University

The Border Security degree is meant to increase students' awareness and understanding of current issues in border security within the wider realm of Homeland Security. The courses will increase the students' critical thinking and analytic skills across the diverse fields of homeland security, criminal justice, emergency management and associated legal issues.

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California University of Pennsylvania

Offering online undergraduate and graduate degrees in Legal Studies.

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Central Pennsylvania College

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Homeland Security Management will prepare students for the growing demand for qualified Homeland Security personnel at the local, state, and federal level. This program is designed to mirror the integrated nature of the myriad of disciplines falling under the auspices of the Homeland Security field, while providing an in-depth education, which draws these disciplines together. The Homeland Security Management degree pulls together elements of security, emergency management, and intelligence analysis to provide students with a broad understanding of the field while preparing them for the specialized nature of their future careers.

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University of Connecticut

The Center for Continuing Studies, in partnership with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California, is offering a Master of Professional Studies degree with a Homeland Security Leadership concentration (MPS HSL). The MPS HSL is a part-time, online degree program, designed to meet the professional development needs of individuals who have experience in law enforcement, emergency management, corporate security, transportation security, fire service, public safety, public health preparedness, and the military.

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Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University's College of Justice and Safety has been dedicated to preparing leaders in the fields of justice and safety for more than 35 years. EKU's College of Justice and Safety provides instruction in the areas of homeland security, criminal justice, police studies, corrections, fire and safety, and emergency medical care. Many of these programs are now available online.

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Guilford Technical Community College

Guilford Technical Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Management. The program provides students a foundation of technical and professional knowledge needed for emergency services delivery in local, state, federal, on non-profit organizations. Program is offered completely online to meet the needs of today’s student. Students who complete the Associate Degree Program are prepared for entry level emergency management positions.

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Homeland Security Management Institute of Long Island University

The Homeland Security Management Institute (HSMI) offers an accredited, 36-credit Master of Science in Homeland Security Management degree and a 15-credit graduate-level Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security Management, both delivered entirely online, with no in-residence component. Our rigorous curriculum focuses on the complexities of the homeland security enterprise, providing executives, managers and practitioners with an exceptional professional education. Designated by Act of Congress as a DHS Homeland Security Center of Excellence, HSMI holds the distinction of being the only DHS Center of Excellence to offer a graduate degree in the homeland security management field. Recognized as the nation’s leading homeland security graduate program, HSMI is an academic partner of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security in Monterey, Calif. Our renowned faculty of senior fellows includes the nation’s leading experts in homeland security, who combine doctoral degrees and other exceptional academic credentials with an unparalleled depth of practical experience. Our programs are “designed and delivered by professionals, for professionals.”

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Madonna University

The Madonna University interdisciplinary curriculum in Emergency Management offers courses that give students employable skills in preparing, mitigating, responding to, and recovering from natural, manmade and technological incidents. The curriculum also enables students to identify, integrate and allocate resources that exist in the non-profit, private and public sectors with an emphasis on coordinating with all levels of governmental response agencies at the local, county, state and federal levels.

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Northeastern University

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a Boston-based, top-tier global research university, and the recognized leader in experiential learning, anchored in the world’s largest and most innovative cooperative education program. The Master of Arts degree in Homeland Security is intended to prepare the next generation of emergency managers and homeland security professionals for leadership roles in the public and private sectors.

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Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy

Tulane University's Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA) is an interdisciplinary academic and research-oriented institute dedicated to the systematic strengthening of global leadership in the field of disaster risk and emergency management. The DRLA academic program specifically aims to develop a new generation of leaders who can lead their organizations, communities, and nations to strengthen the resilience of the people they support and reduce disaster vulnerability. We accept applications on a rolling basis for programs that focus on the role of leadership in all phases of disaster risk management:

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University of Colorado at Denver

The graduate concentration in Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) provides advanced education in the management of emergencies, hazards, disasters, and homeland security. The EMHS program is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to work or currently work in the field of emergency management and homeland security.

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University of Maryland University College

Homeland security concerns have created an urgent need for emergency management professionals in both government and private sectors. University of Maryland University College (UMUC) can prepare you for leadership in this rewarding career field. UMUC offers convenient online and on-site classes where coursework will prepare you for professional certification in emergency management. Scholarships, loans and an interest-free monthly payment plan available.

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University of New Haven

This program provides students with an understanding of fundamental principles of National Security. This includes the legal charter, presidential executive orders, and the framework which guides the operation of national security agencies. Specifically, the role and function of the U.S. agencies that make up the Intelligence Community will be analyzed, emphasizing Information Protection and Security. The concentration in Information Protection and Security provides a unique approach to the study of both cybersecurity and the protection of information systems within the Intelligence Community. Research issues in public safety, emergency management, and homeland security will be emphasized.

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Upper Iowa University

Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing degree programs and leadership development opportunities to nearly 7,000 students—nationally and internationally. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including onsite, online and independent study.

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Virginia Commonwealth University

The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs is quickly developing a reputation as a premier venue for the study of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (HSEP). The HSEP program is designed to give students both theoretical and practical knowledge that will prepare them for: 1) private or public sector employment in the expanding area of homeland security; 2) private or public sector employment in emergency preparedness for natural hazards and security-related incidents; and 3) graduate study in social science or professional programs.

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Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs

The Virginia Tech School of Public & International School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) offers an innovative range of programs that emphasizes both scholarship and professional instruction in policy and planning in public administration, urban affairs, environment, governance, and international relations. Undergraduate and graduate studies are available. Learn more about SPIA degree programs and certificates available in Blacksburg, Alexandria, and Richmond at www.spia.vt.edu.

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Adelphi University

The field of emergency management is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the labor market, and it’s predicted to grow over the next decade. Through a broad, multidisciplinary perspective, the online Master’s in Emergency Management, as well as the online Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management prepares students for leadership roles in organizations and services that deal with emergencies.The M.S. in Emergency Management is a 39-credit program that culminates in an emergency management capstone research project and presentation. Students complete 30 core program credit requirements by completing required emergency management courses through University College and required management courses through the School of Business. The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management program is a six-course, 18-credit graduate certificate program. All courses taken in the certificate program can be applied to the Master’s in Emergency Management. This degree is offered in an asynchronous, fully online format using the latest in cutting edge software and course design. This format allows for maximum schedule flexibility for students.

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Anna Maria College

Anna Maria College, a Masters-level university located in Paxton, MA offers more than 40 different majors at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Among the majors are undergraduate programs in Fire Science, Emergency Management and graduate programs in Health Emergency Management, Master in Public Administration with concentrations in Fire and Emergency Services, Homeland Security, Criminal Justice and Emergency Management.

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Arizona State University Online

The Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security is a 30-credit online degree program offered through the College of Public Programs at Arizona State University.

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Concordia University-Portland, OR

A bachelor’s degree in homeland security and emergency preparation from Concordia University-Portland provides leadership in crisis training for people who live to help. This timely and relevant program is offered in a highly flexible format that combines online and on-campus courses delivered in eight-week cycles. You will also spend time in the field as an intern. And a state-of-the-art simulator puts you in the center of the action where you will experience security events and disasters first-hand, gaining critical leadership capabilities.

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ICDC College: Criminal Justice Degree, Certificate, & Diploma Programs

The school offers 2 programs in Homeland Security, as well as a Security and Crime Prevention Specialist certificate program. Students can graduate with a Fast-Track Diploma in Homeland Security and Investigations, or earn an Associate Degree in Homeland Security, which can be completed in 2 years. For consumer information visit www.icdccollege.edu

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Jacksonville State University

With a degree in Emergency Management from JSU, you will be ready for any community incident, from minor emergencies to major disasters. You will possess the knowledge and skills to lead the way in helping your region, your state, and your country prepare and recover from major events. You will have the degree to propel your career forward.

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Kansas Wesleyan University

The Emergency Management degree at KWU is one of the rare undergraduate programs of its kind offered at a Christian liberal arts university, and is the only four-year degree program in Emergency Management available in the state of Kansas.

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Penn State World Campus

Penn State's online master of professional studies in homeland security is unique in that it offers a base program and four specialized options allowing you to tailor your studies to complement your strengths and interests. Our base program speaks to the core of the profession, and is intended for those professionals interested in developing and managing homeland security programs at all levels of government. The specialized options are best suited for those professionals that are interested in having a deep understanding of homeland security policies, but with expertise in the technical skill areas required by employers in their profession.

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Rowan University-B.A. in Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management

Founded in 1923, Rowan University has emerged as a leading public research university, ranked among the best public universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report, and the second university in the nation with M.D. and D.O. programs. Rowan University’s B.A. in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management is an innovative, interdisciplinary degree program that focuses on training students in areas that impact human welfare locally, nationally, and globally. The program has a distinctive emphasis on urban issues and environments and the role that ethics plays in how policies, politics, and practices shape the quality of life for human beings in our state, nation, and world. The program is especially relevant as one considers current and impending threat of universal terrorism, the impact of climate change and natural disasters, and the enhanced need to address issues related to public safety and national security.

Our Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management degree program is uniquely responsive to traditional and adult, non-traditional learners. This 121 semester hour program affords qualified students individualized prior learning assessment opportunities which may serve to accelerate degree completion, reduce educational costs, and advance professional, intellectual, and academic success.

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SUNY Empire State College - Homeland Security

Students develop Homeland Security concentrations to explore the threats to America posed by internal and external organizations who would do us harm. You will develop an understanding and appreciation of:

• the causes of terrorism
• responses to terrorist acts
• controversies resulting from protective actions
• the tension between concerns for privacy and the desire to identify those with destructive intentions

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The University of Findlay

The University of Findlay’s (UF) academic degree programs include an undergraduate in Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Management, Master of Science in Environmental, Safety and Health Management and certificate programs such as, Emergency and Disaster Management. UF’s programs are accredited by The American Board of Engineering Technology Applied Science and the Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council. In addition to our degree programs, since 1986 The All Hazards Training Center at UF “ Findlay All Hazards” has trained over 200,000 professionals in a wide range of ESH, emergency management and security training workshops at our two fully equipped training centers in Findlay, OH and at client locations across the U.S. By recruiting top-flight experts and building one of the most advanced EHS training centers in North America, we established our ability to train students, and private and public sector clients from a comprehensive "all hazards" perspective. The all hazards approach teaches not just technical analysis, procedures and equipment, but also threat assessment, response management and multi-agency coordination.

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Thomas Edison State College

The Bachelor of Science degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Master of Science in Homeland Security and Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security programs are available completely online and were developed by homeland security practitioners. Course work examines law enforcement, terrorism, intelligence, legal issues, emergency management, cyber security, biosecurity and public administration issues and prepares graduates to guide day-to-day operations and strategic planning.

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Tulane University

Tulane’s Homeland Security Studies program, established in 2006, provides a comprehensive overview of homeland security and emergency management categories – threats, hazards and security – from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on leadership, hands-on training, critical thinking and decision making. Students may earn an associate of arts or a bachelor of arts degree, a minor, a post-baccalaureate certificate or a master’s degree.

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University of Alaska Fairbanks

The School of Management at the University of Alaska Fairbanks houses the Homeland Security and Emergency Management program (HSEM). The following online and hybrid degree options allow working students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and gain expertise from a wide range of instructors who are still working in the field.

• Master of Security and Disaster Management (MSDM)
• Bachelor of Emergency Management (BEM)
• Minor in Emergency Management
• Minor in Military Security Studies
• Occupational Endorsement in Homeland Security

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University of New Hampshire at Manchester

UNH Manchester’s Homeland Security program will give you the tools to defend, protect, act and react to threats small and large, from bioterrorism to data breaches to natural disasters. Guided by expert faculty, you’ll be empowered to think, plan and survive intense circumstances, working independently and collaboratively to find solutions to complex problems. Set on a vibrant, urban campus, UNH Manchester gives students the world-class University of New Hampshire education in a dynamic, student-centered community. Small class sizes foster big opportunities for personal attention and growth. Through extensive partnerships with local businesses, students can bring their classroom learning to life in the real world — giving our graduates the skills and experience for a bright future.

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