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Emergency & Security Studies

2021 Best Homeland Security Degree badge representing highly rated programs of Tulane School of Professional Advancement in New Orleans, LA
2021 Best Homeland Security Degree badge representing highly rated programs of Tulane School of Professional Advancement in New Orleans, LA
2020 Best Homeland Security Degree badge representing highly rated programs of Tulane School of Professional Advancement in New Orleans, LA

 

  Affordable Tuition |   No Test Scores |   Rolling Admission |   Three Start Dates |   Expert Faculty

Degrees & Certificates

Online Master's Degrees

Master of Professional Studies in Emergency Management

  • Develop the strategic and analytical skills to plan for and prevent emergencies within complex organizations such as corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Find degree-specific information here.
  • 11 graduate courses. 9 core, 1 elective, 1 capstone
  • Complete online in 18 months

Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security

  • Prepare to work in the fields of emergency management, intelligence analysis, counterterrorism analysis, cyber security, border protection and security, and infrastructure protection at all levels of government and in the private sector. Find degree-specific information here.
  • 11 graduate courses. 7 core, 3 electives, 1 capstone
  • Complete online in 18 months

Master of Professional Studies in Security Management

  • Prepare for leadership roles in security and risk management within corporations, hospitals, athletic events, schools, and universities. Find degree-specific information here.
  • 11 graduate courses. 9 core, 1 elective, 1 capstone
  • Complete online in 18 months

Online & On-Campus
Bachelor's Degrees

Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security Studies

  • Learn about homeland security and border protections, emergency management, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and critical infrastructure protection. Find degree-specific information here.
  • 120 credits (40 courses), with 11 courses in the Homeland Security major
  • Transfer up to 60 credits, including up to 24 credits for work or life experience.
  • Complete on-campus, online, or in combination in 2- 4 years

4+1 Program: BA to MPS in 5 years

  • Students enrolled in any Tulane undergraduate program may count two graduate courses (two 6000- or 7000-level courses) completed during their senior year towards both their undergraduate and master’s degrees.
  • After the first two courses, all courses taken toward the graduate degree are billed at a 20% tuition discount for two years after the student is admitted.
  • Learn more about the Accelerated Master’s Degree Program here.

Online Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificates in Emergency Management

  • Learn assessment, planning, and communication protocols tailored toward the elevated study of crisis management procedures. Find certificate-specific information here.
  • Graduate certificates in Emergency Management and Advanced Emergency Management. Graduate certificates may be applied towards a master’s degree.
  • 4 graduate courses.
  • Complete online in 9 months

Graduate Certificate in Intelligence

  • Explore the relationship between intelligence and national security, the use of intelligence in policy making and implementation, and privacy rights. Find certificate-specific information here.
  • Graduate certificates may be applied towards a master’s degree.
  • 4 graduate courses.
  • Complete online in 9 months

Graduate Certificate in Open Source Intelligence

  • Learn the practical applications of open-source intelligence, including information collections and techniques, information analysis, ethics, and information operation. Find certificate-specific information here.
  • Graduate certificates may be applied towards a master’s degree.
  • 4 graduate courses.
  • Complete online in 9 months

Graduate Certificates in Emergency Management

  • Develop the practical skills necessary to help defend corporations and businesses from criminal acts, terrorism, and disasters. Find certificate-specific information here.
  • Graduate certificates in Security Management and Advanced Security Management. Graduate certificates may be applied towards a master’s degree.
  • 4 graduate courses.
  • Complete online in 9 months

Graduate Certificate in Sport Security

  • Covers the fundamentals of emergency management, physical security, and major threats faced by sporting and event venues. Find certificate-specific information here.
  • Graduate certificates may be applied towards a master’s degree.
  • 4 graduate courses.
  • Complete online in 9 months

“SoPA gave me much more than a textbook education. It gave me the ability to approach my professional life with a broader outlook and a more capable network.”

—Chris Cox, SoPA ’18

Faculty Who Practice
What They Teach

By day, our professors are leaders in the fields of intelligence, security, and emergency response. They bring their daily experience to the classroom to ensure you are learning real-world professional skills to further your career. Industry leaders serving on program advisory boards ensure faculty teach relevant curriculum connected to the real-world.

PROGRAM FACULTY

Where Our Graduates Work

Tulane SoPA Emergency and Security Studies graduates are flexing their skills through leadership roles at some of the country’s most innovative agencies including FEMA, CIA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the City of New Orleans and the LSU Office of Emergency Preparedness.

 

Engaging & Flexible Student Experience, On-Campus & Online

Industry Partnerships & Career Guidance

Partnerships that translate into industry certifications, credit for experience, & career advancement opportunities.

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Innovative Online & On-Campus Courses

Never watch a boring PowerPoint. We’ve developed the most interactive courses around.

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Relevant Curriculum

Our courses are constantly refreshed and informed by what leaders in emergency & security fields expect from graduates.

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Meet the Advisory Board

The Emergency & Security Studies curriculum is guided by experienced faculty and a knowledgeable advisory board that helps ensure the most up-to-date and relevant skillsets are being taught to our students.

Featured Members

Norman Hayes

Norman Hayes
Rear Admiral, United States Navy (Ret.)

Harry Norman

Harry Norman
Senior Security Manager, Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts, Training & Development

Candace Rondeaux

Candace Rondeaux
Director, Future Frontlines Program, New America

Tafaimamao Tua-Tupula

Tafaimamao Tua-Tupula
State Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, American Samoa Community College

 

EMERGENCY & SECURITY STUDIES ADVISORY BOARD

 

Facts at a Glance

Admissions Process

Tulane SoPA accepts students on a rolling basis, year-round.  Start dates every August, January, and May. We never require test scores or recommendations. Visit our Admissions Process page to learn more.

Tuition

All tuition is charged by the credit hour and we have minimal fees. Visit our tuition page to see our current tuition rates and use our net price calculator.

Financial Assistance

We strive to make a Tulane SoPA education affordable for all students. Learn about financial aid, discounts and scholarship opportunities here.

Portfolio Assessment

Earn credit for your work experience through a portfolio assessment. Undergraduates can earn up to 24 portfolio credits. Graduate students can earn up to 6 portfolio credits.

Career Advising

SoPA offers career advising to all enrolled students.


 

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