Master of Science in Homeland Security & Emergency Management

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Are you interested in developing your leadership skills and pursuing a career in public safety? Read more about Purdue University Global's online Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management to see if this degree program is right for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management online degree program is designed to help students learn how to identify security and emergency management issues and then develop sustainable, efficient solutions. This program offers a multidisciplinary approach with courses ranging from criminal justice, public policy, and business. Students have the opportunity to explore how business operations and policy in both the public and private sector are influenced by factors such as culture, economics, politics, and human dynamics. The program is designed to help students develop the leadership and management skills necessary for pursuing a career in homeland security or emergency management positions at the local, state, or national level.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Prospective students to the MS in Homeland Security and Emergency program should have strong communication skills and may be interested in pursuing management-level positions across the public or private sector. Applicants to Purdue University Global graduate programs must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

In order to earn their MS in Homeland Security and Emergency from Purdue University Global, students must successfully complete 55 total credits, all of which come from the 11 5-credit Major Course Requirements.

Course CodeCourse Title
CJ509Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
CJ513Critical Issues in Terrorism
CJ525Applied Research in Criminal Justice
CJ526Academic and Professional Communications in Public Safety
HM500Crisis and Emergency Management Fundamentals
HM501Homeland Security Policies, Principles, Procedures, and Plans
HM502Risk, Vulnerability, and Capability Assessment Methods
HM503Planning and Operations in Crisis and Emergency Management
HM510Mitigation and Preparedness Issues for Emergency Management
HM540Crisis Intervention
HM598Applied Research Project Capstone

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management program at Purdue University Global could have developed a range of multidisciplinary skills that can be applied to positions in both the public or private sector. Graduates may seek employment with the Department of Homeland Security; federal, state, or local government agencies; or in a consulting position for a privately run company.

Graduates may be able to pursue careers in the following industries:

  • Homeland defense
  • Hazard mitigation
  • Information analysis
  • Border and transportation security
  • Service and response