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As local and national threats such as natural disasters, cybersecurity attacks, and terrorism increasingly threaten our communities, the demand for roles in the emergency and security sector grows. Students ready to meet these challenges and help protect the safety of private and public institutions can pursue an emergency and security degree to prepare for a rewarding career in this diverse field. Tulane School of Professional Advancement offers an award-winning Emergency & Security Studies program dedicated to homeland security and emergency management.

Advance Your Career With a Hands-On Degree

SoPA offers many options within their Emergency & Security Studies program to help students gain the diverse experience necessary for many roles in the field. Those wanting to build a foundation can earn their undergraduate degree in Homeland Security Studies, while a Master of Professional Studies can help practicing professionals in the field advance their current role while broadening their leadership and industry skills. Our MPS programs include Emergency Management, Homeland Security Studies, and Security Management. We offer 12-credit graduate certificates in Emergency Management, Security Management, and Sport Security. Each certificate is "stackable" and can apply toward our Emergency & Security Studies MPS programs. From graduate certificates to advanced degree programs, our courses prioritize practical applications and a comprehensive overview of risk management, security, and communication. Students with military or public safety backgrounds as a police officer, firefighter, or paramedic have the chance to earn up to 12 credits for prior training and experience.

Pursue an Array of Career Opportunities

Our Emergency & Security Studies instructors understand the multiple paths, professional options, and work environments available to those in this field. They bring backgrounds in law enforcement, emergency response, the FBI, safety and compliance, and more to the classroom. Whether students want to follow a career path in disaster planning recovery, cybersecurity, border and maritime security, intelligence, or homeland security, our diverse degree programs led by industry experts allow students to explore their options and navigate which role would be best suited to their skills and interests.

Emergency and security is a broad, exciting field that continues to grow, and the demand will only increase. Both Tulane SoPA faculty and alumni proudly hold professions that help protect the local and national community. Request more information to start preparing for a rewarding career in the emergency and security field.

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