Take Your Emergency Response Career to a Whole New Level With a Master of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
As an emergency response professional, you stand on the front lines, helping communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, both natural and man-made. 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 disaster relief or a related field.
Build on your experience
Grow your understanding of emergency response to include the disciplines of law enforcement, intelligence, cybersecurity, constitutional law and more.
Earn a valuable degree
Earn the graduate degree you need to attain leadership positions in emergency response or related fields.
Where do you want to go?
Whether your goal is to advance to a leadership role with your current employer 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 emergency services director with the ability to marshal resources, coordinate with other agencies and set smart policy that saves lives. Or leverage your existing skills to protect the public in a new field, such as federal law enforcement, border protection or cybersecurity.
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.