Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Overview
You are driven to protect the public and lead others to do the same. Purdue Global’s homeland security and emergency management master’s degree helps you develop in-depth knowledge and leadership skills relevant to this challenging and dynamic industry.
The online master’s in homeland security and emergency management explores how federal and private institutions find sustainable security and emergency management solutions on a local, regional, national, and global level. You’ll also examine the interrelationships of public and private sector businesses and industries, economics, policy, politics, culture, ideology, psychology, and human dynamics.
Courses focus on topics such as:
- Economics and resource availability
- Regulation and law
- Politics of security
- Dynamics of emergency management
- Security and policy making
- Homeland defense
- Interagency cooperation
Opportunities for Professional Development
Online discussion boards allow you to engage with students from around the country and learn from their experiences. You can also take advantage of the Graduate Resource Center, a self-paced course that includes information on professional memberships and clubs, career services, social networking, and more.
Each term, homeland security and emergency management students are assessed on their mastery of the course outcomes, which measure the skills, knowledge, abilities, and behaviors employers expect. View a summary of these assessments. For information related to prior learning credits transferred into the program, student success rate in courses taken, capstone survey results from students completing, and the number of graduates for the program, view this document.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.