Take Your Cybersecurity Career to a Whole New Level With a Master of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
As a cybersecurity professional, you stand on the front lines, helping your organization protect and defend its valuable information from threats. Now, take your skills — and your career — to new heights with a Master of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (HSEP) from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Wilder School.
Learn to lead
Learn to apply systems thinking to improve policy and strategic decision-making from a leadership role in cybersecurity and other fields.
Build on your experience
Grow your understanding of cyber defense to include many other disciplines: law enforcement, emergency response, constitutional law and more.
Earn a valuable degree
Earn the graduate degree you need to attain leadership positions in private and public organizations in cybersecurity and other homeland security-related fields.
Where do you want to go?
Whether your goal is to advance to a leadership role in cybersecurity or make a difference in an entirely different field, the Online Master of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness can help you get there.
Move up the ranks as an information security director with the skills to protect critical infrastructure and ensure effective operations during catastrophic events. Or leverage your existing skills to protect the public in a new field, such as federal law enforcement, intelligence, emergency management or counterterrorism.
Why choose the Online Master of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program at VCU?
What to expect
Launched as the nation’s first homeland security and emergency preparedness program in 2005, HSEP is a true reflection of the Wilder School’s mission to be the premier resource for public policy expertise and social justice in public safety, governance, and economic and community development.
This online master’s program places a strong focus on experiential, practical and applied learning. You will gain hands-on experience through live discussions, presentations, simulations and breakout group sessions as you manage your coursework through our convenient online learning management system.