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Online MA in Homeland Security & Emergency Management

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Agents ofChange.

Ethics. Professionaism Social Justice. 

Take your career to the next level - become a leader and an Agent of Change in the Homeland Security & Emergency Management field!

Rosemont’s Criminal Justice and Homeland Security and Emergency Management programs provide not just a competitive edge, but a strong ethical foundation to those working in this crucial field. These programs will expose you to innovation and best practices in these crucial fields that society relies upon to protect lives and civil liberties, especially in times of tension and social change.

Rosemont College was founded a century ago to “meet the wants of the age" and our  Cornelian focus is on social and equitable justice -- the cornerstone of the curriculum.  A degree in  Homeland Security and Emergency Management from Rosemont will provide you the tools needed to respond to society’s needs in our every-changing world.

Rosemont's Masters (MA) in Homeland Security and Emergency Management is delivered fully online, this program integrates the disciplines of Homeland Security, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management with a dynamic foundation of ethics and social justice principles.

Rosemont College’s Homeland Security & Emergency Management Program exposes students to innovation and best practices in the field that aim to protect lives and civil liberties.  Topics of study include public health issues, cybersecurity, the psychology of terrorism,  the role of law enforcement, first responders, and the military in protecting the general population, and more.

If your work covers any aspect of law enforcement, disaster response, criminal justice, public health, cybersecurity, terrorism or the military, then our program is for you.

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Designed for Busy Adults: Complete in as Little as One Year 

Complete the 36 credit, accelerated and fully online graduate Homeland Security & Emergency Management program in as little as one year as a full-time student (two accelerated courses per seven-week session) or two years as a part-time student (one accelerated course per seven-week session).

  •  The accelerated seven-week Master of Arts degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management at Rosemont College will provide you with the expert skills to be able to analyze, mitigate and manage the complex issues related to all natural and human-made disasters that give rise to emergency situations.

Online MA in Homeland Security & Emergency Management Degree

Delivered fully online, the Master of Arts in Homeland Security & Emergency management (MA-HLS&EM) integrates the disciplines of Homeland Security, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management with a dynamic foundation of Ethics and Social Justice principles to cultivate the next generation of HLS&EM leaders.

The necessary skills for critical analysis, hazard mitigation, incident management, and disaster recovery on local, state, and federal levels have been infused into the curriculum to explore new ideas, refine existing best practices, and innovate the profession with innovative solutions for the protection of lives, civil liberties, and our homeland.

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Valuable Partnerships

The Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies is affiliated with:


Global Studies Program

As an adult student, you may strengthen your degree by participating in our Global Studies program. Travel to another country and attend lectures and cultural and historical programs. Global Study topics include current business, leadership, criminal justice, homeland security, and healthcare administration issues.


MA-HLS & EM Skills and Outcomes

Our students excel in critical analysis and decision-making skills, the ability to respond to potentially dangerous situations, navigate complex situations, and succeed at disaster recovery on the local, state, and federal levels. Their ability to communicate as well as understand the ethical and social impact of their actions and decisions routinely sets them apart in the industry.


Prepare for Leadership and Success

Rosemont’s Criminal Justice and Homeland Security and Emergency Management programs prepares you for success in the following careers:

  • Law enforcement
  • Court administration
  • The judicial system
  • Corrections
  • Homeland security
  • Juvenile justice system
  • Private security
  • Emergency response
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Disaster response and recovery

Network through Rho Chi Chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon

Rosemont College- Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies is proud to have chartered Rho Chi, a chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association- Lambda Alpha Epsilon. The mission of Rho Chi is for “Rosemont College Criminal Justice alumni, current students, and faculty to join together in fellowship, mentoring, and networking to provide excellence in enhancing the education of our students to create a positive change in our community as Agents of Change.”

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Another Options

MBA (Masters of Business Administration) in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Rosemont's MBA (Masters of Business Administration) in Homeland Security and Emergency Management will help you develop the knowledge to bring innovative management best-practices, with a focus on social justice, to the important professions that protects lives and civil liberties.

Forensic Psychology Certificate (Online)

The graduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology is designed to train professionals to work with people within the criminal and civil justice systems, including civil, criminal and family court system. Courses draw from the Master of Arts in Homeland Security & Emergency ManagementProfessionals who will benefit from this program including law enforcement, intelligence analysts, first responders, social workers, corrections officers, probation/ parole agents, mental health workers, nurses, disaster relief workers, CISM Teams members, public health and emergency management personnel.  Read More.