Master of Arts in Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
Virginia Commonwealth University

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness program offers a broad interdisciplinary approach to preparedness, helping students see the larger organizational, social, political, ethical, and economic aspects of disaster studies along with the policy-making and implementation aspects.  The curriculum provides theoretical and practical knowledge while focusing on international and domestic security and preparedness issues related to terrorist threats and natural disasters.  You will take courses in areas including national defense, emergency management, law enforcement, and policy management so you are able to become a professional policy analyst and informed governmental decision maker.


  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Three letters of reference
  • A current resume
  • Satisfactory standardized test score (GRE, GMAT, MAT, LSAT)
  • A minimum 2.7 GPA in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges