Security and Disaster Management

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School of Management
Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

M.S.D.M. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits

The online master of security and disaster management program serves both aspiring and existing homeland defense/security and emergency management practitioners. The program builds upon the experience and education of those within this highly interdisciplinary enterprise, providing graduate-level education that focuses on supporting the operational and strategic needs of those leading and managing in today’s highly complex world. Leveraging the education provided in the bachelor of security and emergency management degree, the master’s degree requires a greater synthesis and integration of the critical thinking and analysis skills required for managers and leaders in homeland defense/security and emergency management and associated fields.

The primary objectives of the program are to: prepare students for leadership and management roles in homeland security and emergency management; identify best practices for integrating community planning, security and aspects of prevention and mitigation when preparing communities and regions for a disaster; underscore the need to adopt and manage an “all hazards” approach to preparing for and managing disasters at the tactical, operational and strategic levels of the HSEM enterprise; and develop critical thinking skills, analytical abilities and leadership/management capacity to serve at the executive level in public and private sector organizations.

Applications are reviewed on a continual basis.