Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Master of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

The Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness master’s degree (36 credit hours) is primarily an online distance education program and designed in the broadest interdisciplinary sense. Students will learn theoretical and practical knowledge that will prepare them for private or public sector employment in the expanding area of homeland security and emergency preparedness and/or further study in numerous areas of public policy. This curriculum focuses on international and domestic security and preparedness issues related to all hazards, including terrorist threats and natural disasters.

Students satisfactorily completing the graduate certificate program may apply for the Master of Arts degree and, upon acceptance, transfer the graduate certificate courses completed with a grade of B or better directly into the master’s program.


For more information on the curriculum for the graduate Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program or degree requirements and deadlines, please visit the VCU Bulletins website.

Contact us

For questions about admissions, courses or the transfer of credits, please begin by contacting the Wilder School Graduate Advising Office at (804) 828-6837 or wsgradvise@vcu.edu.The office serves as the first point-of contact for all post-baccalaureate program related questions.