Security and Disaster Management
Earn your master’s degree in security and disaster management at UAF and get advanced training for careers in homeland security, emergency management and disaster relief. Led by faculty who include military and law enforcement professionals, this flexible In-person or online program integrates real-world situations — often stripped from the morning’s headlines — as class material. It’s the only degree of its kind in Alaska, and nearly all of our master’s program students find jobs at or before graduation.
Who Is the Master’s in Security and Disaster Management Designed For?
The Master of Security and Disaster Management (MSDM) program is designed for both aspiring and existing homeland security and emergency management practitioners. This master’s program is an ideal option for working professionals who want to take on strategic and supervisory roles in their field.
Why Earn Your Master’s in Homeland Security and Disaster Management at UAF?
- Learn from seasoned military and law enforcement professionals who will help you find your next job or advance in your current career.
- Apply lessons learned through your coursework as solutions in your current emergency management or homeland security career.
- Transfer up to 6 graduate-level courses from approved American Council on Education (ACE) credit programs toward your master’s in security and disaster management.
- Access national resources at a school that is a member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Higher Education Program, as well as the Department of Homeland Security University and Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI).
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Why Earn Your Master’s in Security and Disaster Management at UAF?
Our graduate program in homeland security and emergency management is the only degree of its kind in Alaska. Here are some of the unique opportunities you can look forward to in this program.
After serving 24 years in the US Air Force, my urge to be of service never went away. The online master’s in security and disaster management gives me the opportunity to expand my specialized knowledge and offer applicable expertise in the field, volunteering with my city’s Emergency Operations Center in regional training activities.Robert Ituarte, Community Emergency Response Team member in Newport News, Virginia.
Security and Disaster Management Careers
Earning your master’s in homeland security and disaster management improves your marketability and demonstrates your focus, discipline, knowledge and experience. Nearly 100% of our students are employed either when they graduate or, in some cases, prior to graduation.
Explore Classes for the Security and Disaster Management Degree
The program builds upon the experience and education of those within this highly interdisciplinary enterprise, providing a relevant graduate level education focusing on the operational to strategic requirements of our collective public safety. A full load of classes consists of 9 credits per semester or 18 credits per year.
Get Started on Your Master’s Degree in Security and Disaster Management
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