M.A. On Campus Online

Emergency Management and Homeland Security - Emergency Management

12 months
26460 USD/year
24498 USD/year
12014 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Emergency Management and Homeland Security - Emergency Management MA program from Arizona State University is designed for individuals who intend to assume greater management responsibility in helping communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters in both private and public settings.


Students gain an essential understanding of the entire vision, mission and principles of emergency management with an emphasis on policy analysis and program evaluation, leadership, management, use of technology interagency and cross-sector collaboration. Core concepts and analytic approaches to disaster risk reduction and the promotion of community resilience capacity are addressed in concentration courses.

Program students serve and promote stronger and more resilient communities across public, private or nonprofit sector organizations. The Emergency Management and Homeland Security - Emergency Management MA program from Arizona State University emphasizes a blended approach of practical knowledge and broader integrative thinking about the complex societal challenges of the 21st century. Its core values of collaboration between practitioners, faculty and students; public service; commitment to diversity; critical thinking and evidence-based assessment are all central to promoting informed and effective leadership. Further, it leverages international partners in Australia and the United Kingdom through the PLuS Alliance for additional course offerings.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a Master of Arts in emergency management and homeland security have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Career options include:

  • continuity of operations planner
  • disaster recovery specialist
  • emergency manager
  • hazard mitigation officer
  • logistics specialist
  • training and exercises

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Hazards Governance 
  • Program Evaluation for Emergency Management and Homeland Security 
  • GIS for Hazards Analysis 
  • Applied Data Analysis in Criminal Justice 
  • Homeland Security 
  • Integrated Emergency Management 
  • Exercises and Planning for Emergency Management and Homeland Security 
  • Information Technology in Emergency Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
  • A bachelor's or master's degree in criminology or criminal justice, public administration or public service, sociology or social work, public safety or fire service management, parks and recreation management, applied sciences or another closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • written statement
  • evidence of current employment in an organization in this field/ at least two years prior professional experience in this or a related field/ a degree in a related area
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26460 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24498 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12014 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12014 USD per year during 12 months.

Online: $10,372 per year

Living costs for Phoenix

900 - 1450 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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