Available at Kaplan University Online:MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
The Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management program integrates courses from criminal justice, social science, public policy, leadership, and business into a cross-disciplinary program designed to prepare graduates to pursue a spectrum of careers in the public and private sectors.
The program offers students the opportunity to study homeland security and emergency management policy and issues from a perspective that explores the interrelationships of public and private sector businesses and industries, economics, policy, politics, culture, ideology, psychology, and human dynamics. The program is designed to equip students with the skills and competencies relevant to leaders in the public and private sectors to meet the needs of the highly demanding, dynamic, and complex fields of homeland security and emergency management.
Students will examine how societal institutions, governmental agencies, lawmakers, businesses, and other organizations plan and determine viable and sustainable solutions to local, regional, national, and global issues of security and emergency management. Students will have the opportunity to study topics such as: technology, economics and resource availability, regulation and law, ethics, entrepreneurship, the politics of security, the dynamics of emergency management, security and policy making, homeland defense, and interagency cooperation.
The curriculum is designed to be hands on, project oriented, and problem based to allow students the opportunity to explore the real challenges and issues holistically from a variety of perspectives and propose unique solutions. The goal of the program is to connect theory with practice, collaborate and conduct research with professionals from a broad cross-section of disciplines, and develop collaborative skills to solve real-world problems.
This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in the field, or for jobs in related fields, the specific job titles of which may not be represented in the program title. Although Kaplan University will assist students with job placement, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. The University does not guarantee that any student will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all.
While the program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued graduate- or doctorate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that graduates will be granted admission to any graduate or doctoral programs.
The Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management program consists of a minimum of 55 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a master of science degree.