Career Paths

Master of Security and Disaster Management

Career Paths

Nearly 100% of MSDM students are employed either when they graduate or, in some cases, prior to graduation. Having a Master of Security and Disaster Management degree helps the marketability of each student and it demonstrates your focus, discipline, knowledge and experience.

Having a master’s degree in security and disaster management provides the knowledge and skills to be successful in management and supervisor positions in the following career areas:

  • Disaster response coordination
  • Fire departments
  • Homeland security
  • Emergency medical services
  • Program coordination
  • Emergency management
  • Red Cross
  • Military
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Local, state and federal government jobs
  • Law enforcement
  • Business continuity
  • Risk management



Please note: These job postings are pulled from our university-wide career site, Handshake. Job postings appear on this list based on the degrees and other options chosen by employers when listing their job opportunity. You may see some position listings that do not appear to be directly related to this degree. However, they are positions that an individual with this degree could also explore - either while still a student or after graduation. This also does not represent an exhaustive list of all opportunities to which a student with this degree may apply, but simply a sample of currently available positions. You can view all available jobs on Handshake by clicking the link above or by clicking the "More Jobs" link at the bottom of the listing section.


The online MSDM 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
BEM 2017, MSDM 2017