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Evaluating crisis planning strategies and real-world scenarios using national frameworks such as the National Incident Management System and National Response System, students will understand and apply the roles and responsibilities of leaders at all levels of government, business, community, and organization. Scenario-based approaches, case studies, and analyzing real-world incidents throughout the phases of response will include current and emerging threats, both man-made and natural, and the principles of critical infrastructure protection. Technology tools such as GIS are incorporated with communication, risk management, and disaster response scenarios, enabling students to apply critical-thinking skills and homeland security and emergency management principles to real-world contingencies.
Certificate course credits are transferable to the Master of Arts in Homeland Security.
- Credits transferrable toward MA in Homeland Security
- Program is designed to fulfill a portion of the education and training needed for students to certify under the Certified Emergency Manager (or lower AEM) program, the U.S. industry standard certification program for professional emergency managers
- Online program allows for flexible and enhanced learning for professionals already in the field
- Collaboration with homeland security centers and institutes
- Assess and implement response and planning mechanisms for emergency management across the sectors of government and business communities
- Understand and evaluate the U.S. emergency management system, including how communities mitigate against, respond to, and recover from all disaster events as well as the U.S. involvement for international disaster response contingencies
- Analyze, critique, and develop planning strategies based on existing real-world contingencies using the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency guidelines for U.S. protection and resilience for communities and organizations
- Understand and evaluate the roles and authorities of federal, state, and local agencies as well as emergency management and disaster response while developing ways to positively advance security in partnership with the many levels of authority responsible to include private sector operations
- Assess the threats, risks, and vulnerabilities of communities, infrastructure, and organizations, while planning for and developing strategic assessments for all-hazards, all-threats scenarios within the National Preparedness System
- Evaluate crises and develop a systematic response to critical incidents using emergency management planning and preparedness strategies in relation to national emergency management guidelines
- Conduct real-world actionable planning and strategy development through an all-hazards approach in the phases of emergency management, including planning, response, recovery, and mitigation measures
Emergency management at the federal, state, and local levels.
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- Online application
- Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): identifies your educational goals and expectations of the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose
- Professional resumé
- Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; (official transcripts required at the time of admission)
- English language proficiency proof: students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
- Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S, stating degree conferral and date
- TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores
Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.
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Cost and Tuition
Estimated Total Tuition
This is an estimate based on the tuition rates for Academic Year 2021-2022 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time. For more detailed information, please visit Student Financial Services.
Our admissions process operates on a rolling basis; however, we do recommend following the application guidelines below to ensure you can begin during your desired start term.
|Recommended Admissions Deadline|
|International out-of-country application complete (start date: January 10, 2022)||November 8, 2021|
|International in-country application complete (start date: January 10, 2022)||December 13, 2021|
|Domestic application complete (first half start: January 10, 2022)||December 20, 2021|
|Domestic application complete (second half start: February 22, 2022)||February 8, 2022|
|Recommended Admissions Deadline|
|International out-of-country application complete (start date: April 11, 2022)||February 7, 2022|
|International in-country application complete (start date: April 11, 2022)||March 14, 2022|
|Domestic application complete (first half start: April 11, 2022)||March 28, 2022|
|Domestic application complete (second half start: May 23, 2022)||May 9, 2022|
|Recommended Admissions Deadline|
|International out-of-country application complete (start date: July 11, 2022)||May 9, 2022|
|International in-country application complete (start date: July 11, 2022)||June 13, 2022|
|Domestic application complete (first half start: July 11, 2022)||June 27, 2022|
|Domestic application complete (second half start: August 8, 2022)||July 25, 2022|
|Recommended Admissions Deadline:|
|International out-of-country application complete (start date: September 19, 2022)||July 18, 2022|
|International in-country application complete (start date: September 19, 2022)||August 22, 2022|
|Domestic application complete (first half start: September 19, 2022)||September 6, 2022|
|Domestic application complete (second half start: October 31, 2022)||October 17, 2022|