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Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Virginia Commonwealth University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
Duration
25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
12618 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program at Virginia Commonwealth University is designed in the broadest interdisciplinary sense. Students will learn theoretical and practical knowledge that will prepare them for private or public sector employment in the expanding area of homeland security and emergency preparedness and/or further study in numerous areas of public policy. 

Overview

Program goal

The curriculum focuses upon international and domestic security and preparedness issues related to terrorist threats, such as the 9/11 attack, and natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina. Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, homeland security and emergency preparedness has become a critical aspect of governmental policy at the federal, state and local levels as well as within the private sector. The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs believes that a stable and productive evolution of public and private sector policies in this area can only be achieved if academe recognizes and accepts its role in developing scholars, professional policy analysts and informed governmental decision makers.

The Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program at Virginia Commonwealth University is an online, distance-learning program. VCU’s program takes a broad interdisciplinary approach to preparedness that will give students the ability to see the larger organizational, social, political, ethical and economic aspects of disaster studies, in addition to the policy-making and implementation aspects. The scholarly study of homeland security and emergency preparedness rests at the intersection of national defense, emergency management, law enforcement and policy management. With expertise in criminal justice, geography, government (local, state, federal and foreign), international affairs, policy planning and public administration, the Wilder School is particularly well-suited for such a program. Its location in the state capital and situated just 90 minutes from the nation’s capital also provides easy access to homeland security institutions and practitioners.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • Survey of Terrorism
  • Emergency Management: Response Planning and Incident Command
  • Government, Industry and Community Strategic Planning
  • Risk Assessment
  • Law Enforcement Policy and Judicial Precedent
  • Private Sector Issues in Security and Preparedness
  • Research Methods Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • Survey of Cyber Security

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Academic documentation
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional academic requirements and regulations
  • Foreign transcripts
  • Financial certification
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25956 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25956 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    12618 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12618 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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