Take Your Military Experience to a Whole New Level With a Master of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
As a current or former military service member, you’ve stood on the front lines, protecting your country and providing aid to those in need. Now, take your “boots-on-the-ground” 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 protect the homeland from a leadership role.
Build on your experience
Grow your understanding of national defense to include the disciplines of emergency response, cybersecurity, counterterrorism and more.
Earn a valuable degree
Earn the graduate degree you need to attain leadership positions in the armed forces and homeland security-related fields.
Where do you want to go?
Whether your goal is to advance to a senior position in the military 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 a military leader with the skills to defend U.S. interests from natural disasters and terrorist threats on a local, national or even global scale. Or leverage your existing skills to protect the public in a new field, such as federal law enforcement, border protection, intelligence, emergency management 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.