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Master of Arts in Homeland Security & Emergency Management

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Earn a degree that will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and experience to manage and mitigate 21st century disasters. The 36-credit graduate Homeland Security degree will help you gain the skills you need to advance to leadership positions in the American criminal justice system.

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Created to accelerate the professional into a practitioner the Rosemont Master of Arts in Homeland Security (MA-HLS) 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 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.


Valuable Partnerships

The Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies is affiliated with the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security University and Agency Partner Initiative:

An MA in Homeland Security and Emergency Management from Rosemont College offers rigorous and meaningful instruction in a fully-online environment where you will be prepared to analyze and respond to many different natural and human-made disasters. Topics of study include public health issues, cyber security, psychology of terrorism, the role of law enforcement and the military in protecting the general population, and more.


Accelerated Online Format

Complete the 36-credit, accelerated graduate Homeland Security 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 7-week session). Delivered via distance learning, and in an accelerated format, the MA in Homeland Security is designed with the flexibility you need to complete your degree while meeting their personal and professional obligations.

This online homeland security graduate degree examines these topics through the lens of the Cornelian educational experience with modern Catholic social justice and civil liberties, advocating for the dignity of each human being, the pursuit of the common good, the protection of the poor and the marginalized, and care for God’s creation.

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