M.Sc. Online

Security and Disaster Management

University of Alaska Fairbanks

12 months
21762 USD/year
21762 USD/year
11160 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Master of Security and Disaster Management (MSDM) degree at the University of Alaska Fairbanks provides both aspiring and existing homeland security and emergency management practitioners the education needed to lead and manage from the operational to strategic levels within their chosen career field.


The Security and Disaster Management program from University of Alaska Fairbanks requires an extended level of synthesis and integration of the critical thinking and analysis skills required for managers and leaders in the homeland security and emergency management enterprise. 

Key Features 

  • The program builds upon the experience and education of those within this highly interdisciplinary enterprise, providing a relevant graduate-level education focusing on the operational to strategic requirements of our collective public safety.
  • The School of Management is extending an offer to waive the application fee for all students who apply to any School of Management degree program. 

Programme Structure

Benefits of the MSDM Program

  • 100% online
  • In-state tuition for all online courses
  • Instructors with real world, hands-on experience
  • Member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Higher Education Program
  • Member of Department of Homeland Security University & Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI)
  • Only program of its kind in the state of Alaska

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applicants should apply to a graduate degree program at least six to nine months before the beginning of the semester in which they plan to enroll.


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply online. Applications must be received before the published deadlines, along with a $75 nonrefundable application fee. Applications submitted after the published deadlines are only accepted upon a department's request and have a $100 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Review your department’s department-specific requirements and application deadlines.
  • Submit certified official university transcripts and English translations. 
  • Submit official GRE or GMAT test scores. Not all departments require GRE or GMAT scores if the student has earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  • Submit a resume/curriculum vitae.
  • Submit a statement of academic goals. 
  • Submit three letters of recommendation. 
  • Submit official TOEFL or IELTS test results.
  • Submit a copy of the passport identification page.
  • Complete UAF’s financial statement form and provide supporting documentation showing adequate funding to cover all expenses at UAF.1

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21762 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21762 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21762 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21762 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11160 USD per year during 12 months.


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