Emergency and Disaster Management & Homeland Security are two separate master's programs offered at American Public University. Taking these programs in tandem in a dual degree gives you the core courses of both programs along with a selection of electives culminating in an end-of-program assessment.
The online Master Of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management & Homeland Security dual degree offers a natural symbiosis between these two fields: emergency management professionals save lives by responding to disasters such as floods, fires, earthquakes, etc., while homeland security personnel provide a secure and collaborative information sharing environment for communication during critical incidents. Some topics of study in this dual degree program include:
- Crisis action planning, including impacts of global warming
- Relationships among local, state, and federal agencies during operations
- Concepts of emergency management, including mitigation, hazard analysis, and terrorism
- The history and evolution of the Department of Homeland Security
- Homeland security functions, methodologies, and techniques
This dual degree program will help to expand your career options by allowing you to gain competency in these two fields simultaneously.