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Homeland Security and Emergency Management, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
You are driven to protect the public and lead others to do the same. Purdue Global’s homeland security and emergency management master’s degree helps you develop in-depth knowledge and leadership skills relevant to this challenging and dynamic industry.


The online master’s in homeland security and emergency management explores how federal and private institutions find sustainable security and emergency management solutions on a local, regional, national, and global level. You’ll also examine the interrelationships of public and private sector businesses and industries, economics, policy, politics, culture, ideology, psychology, and human dynamics.

Courses focus on topics such as:

  • Economics and resource availability
  • Regulation and law
  • Politics of security
  • Dynamics of emergency management
  • Security and policy making
  • Homeland defense
  • Interagency cooperation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Research
  • Crisis and Emergency Management Fundamentals
  • Homeland Security Policies, Principles, Procedures, and Plans
  • Planning and Operations in Crisis and Emergency Management
  • Risk, Vulnerability, and Capability Assessment Methods

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Part-time
          • Average part-time duration 24 months
          • Intensity 25 hrs/week
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode

        English Language Requirements

        You only need to take one of these language tests:

        • Minimum required score:


          The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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          The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

          Schedule TOEFL®
        • Minimum required score:


          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

        Academic Requirements

        To apply to Purdue Global’s graduate programs, you must:

        • Submit an unofficial transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
        • By the last day of the first term, you must provide the University with an official copy of the transcript. If an official transcript is not submitted by this time, you will be withdrawn from the University, blocked from reentry, and your academic credentials will be withheld until such documentation is provided.

        Getting a Student Visa

        This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          420 USD/credit
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 420 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
        • National Applies to you

          420 USD/credit
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 420 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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