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Emergency Management and Homeland Security - Homeland Security

Arizona State University

12 months
26460 USD/year
24498 USD/year
12014 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Emergency Management and Homeland Security - Homeland Security MA program from Arizona State University is focused on homeland security as a field, applicable to all levels of government (federal, state and local) and to positions in private sector organizations with functional and operational skills related to organizational security.


Students gain an essential understanding of the public policy and practice on homeland security and homeland defense issues, with an emphasis on policy analysis and program evaluation, leadership, management, use of technology interagency and cross-sector collaboration. Further, it leverages international partners in Australia and the United Kingdom through the PLuS Alliance for additional course offerings.

Students in the Emergency Management and Homeland Security - Homeland Security MA program from Arizona State University serve and promote stronger and more resilient communities across public, private or nonprofit sector organizations. The program 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.

Career Opportunities

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts faster than average job growth in the homeland security and emergency management fields over the next 10 years. Graduates with a master's in degree in emergency management and homeland security are well suited for positions in both the public and private sectors.

Career examples include:

  • cybersecurity specialist
  • homeland security specialist
  • intelligence analysis
  • logistics specialist
  • planner
  • policy analyst

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
  • Interagency and Intersector Coordination for Emergencies and Disasters 
  • Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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.

Applicants are required to 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/ a related field or 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.


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