Master of ArtsHomeland Security
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. The degree offers a comprehensive program of studies covering core elements of homeland security and emergency management at the graduate level, including management skills, intelligence gathering and analysis, risk management, emergency planning and management, legal issues, technological issues and social psychology. The MA in Homeland Security program is designed to develop high-level operational expertise through the application of the above content to the implementation of emergency response protocols as executed in the United States.
- Examine all aspects of the disaster cycle
- Understand the nature and sources of threats to social, political, and economic systems
- Develop critical communication skills and techniques related to the public and media
- Use geographic information technologies to gather and analyze relevant data
This degree program is newly established and is scheduled to accept the first class of master’s degree students for the fall 2013 session. Board of Trustees approval is pending, and acceptance of applicants will be held until final approval.