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Emergency & Security Studies Degrees & Certificates

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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), InfraGard, the National Guard’s Homeland Security Institute, FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute, and the University and Agency Partner Program (UAPP), the nation’s leading program for establishing and sharing homeland security curriculum.

We also offer a minor in Homeland Security Studies. Take a look at the course descriptions and discover what you'll learn at Tulane School of Professional Advancement.

 Master's Degree Programs

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 Bachelor's Degree Programs

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 Graduate Certificate Programs

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program

Careers in Emergency & Security Management

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:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Homeland Security
  • Border and Maritime Security
  • Police Security
  • Disaster Recovery Planning

Learn more about Emergency & Security Studies and its impact in the region.


Flexible Programs Catered to Professionals


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.



Emergency & Security Studies Advisory Board

The members of the Emergency & Security Studies advisory board, which provides guidance to the degree program, are industry practitioners and leaders in the fields of homeland security, emergency management, security management, and cybersecurity


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Faculty With Experience in the Field

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.

Learn More About Our Hands-On Program

Help protect your community with a career in Emergency & Security Management. Become a leader in this quickly-growing field and prepare for exciting careers in intelligence, data protection, security, or emergency management.