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Creating the next generation of homeland security and emergency preparedness experts.

The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs believes that academia must accept responsibility for developing scholars, professional policy analysts and informed government decision-makers. Our faculty members bring their nationally-recognized scholarship and practical work experience in the fields they teach. The school’s proximity to Washington, D.C., means you will glean valuable knowledge from the national epicenter of policy and action. Based in Richmond, Virginia, students benefit from VCU’s legacy within the community and cutting-edge insights as the first HSEP program in the nation.

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Blend theory with practice at the intersection of national defense, emergency management, law enforcement and policy management.
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Learn to manage the complexities of disaster planning and response in the nation’s pioneering program.
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Develop advanced competencies in leadership, expository writing and oral presentation.
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Enroll in a program located in Virginia’s capital and based 90 minutes outside of Washington, D.C.

Why Choose the Master’s in HSEP at VCU?

VCU’s Master’s in HSEP acknowledges the interdependencies of homeland security and emergency preparedness organizations and agencies. Our unique, interdisciplinary program prepares you to collaborate in a variety of settings and scenarios. Your specialized training is critical for recovery and resiliency. With a focus on academic excellence and social equity, VCU creates tomorrow’s leaders for public good.

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