The Emergency & Security Studies degree program at Tulane School of Professional Advancement provides a comprehensive overview of homeland security and emergency management. You'll learn and be able to apply a variety of skills from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on leadership, data analysis, hands-on training, critical thinking, ethics, and decision making. Recurrent natural disasters, infrastructure attacks, and the ongoing threat of terrorism to the continental United States have made homeland security a rapidly growing field with a high demand for skilled leadership and informed management, both in the public sector and within private industries.
The School of Professional Advancement's Emergency & Security Studies program is a member and participant in the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) and University and Agency Partner Initiative (UAPI), the nation’s leading program for establishing and sharing homeland security curriculum.
Candidates can pursue the following degree and certificate programs:
A degree in Emergency & Security Studies can qualify students for careers in emergency preparedness, management and prevention, infrastructure protection, and border and maritime security with local government, federal agencies, and private corporations. Emergency management jobs are available in the following fields:
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Students in the Emergency & Security program are taught by experienced professionals in the industry. Our Program Faculty members are either currently active in or have had an extensive background with agencies like the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), U.S. State Department, and the U.S. Military. They represent a diverse and comprehensive view of the technical and critical thinking skills needed to be successful in the field. You will benefit from their real-world knowledge and hands-on training, gaining the professional development you need to further your career.
Our coursework is designed to accommodate working professionals. Your classes will be comprised of working adults from all backgrounds who are going back to school to pursue an advanced degree or certificate. We offer flexible course listings with you in mind. Enroll in both online and traditional classroom offerings depending on the specific curriculum you choose. We also offer academic credit for life and work experience, allowing you to apply what you've learned on the job to your degree.
A degree in Emergency & Security Studies can help you prepare for a rewarding career dedicated to public safety and national security. Learn about the admissions process for our undergraduate and graduate programs and apply online.