MS in Homeland Security and Disaster Management Help Protect Those In Need


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Are you interested in a fast-paced career where you can help to mitigate and guard against hazards or emergencies that threaten our country? Become a highly skilled homeland security or disaster management leader with Liberty’s Master of Science (MS) in Homeland Security and Disaster Management degree. Learn how to protect people and property from natural or man-made threats to public safety and security.

A master’s in homeland security degree can help you qualify for a wide range of positions within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other federal agencies that aim to protect the United States. Earning this degree could help prepare you for a position as a homeland security director, emergency management director, security management consultant, or public safety training officer. You might also pursue a career as an investigator or secret service member, or you could secure a position working with disaster relief efforts when American citizens face hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, or other natural disasters.

Our country needs someone like you who is committed to a life of service protecting its welfare and its people. When you pursue your degree through Liberty, you can receive training to help you excel in many homeland security positions.

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  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Choosing where you’ll pursue your master’s degree is an important decision. By choosing Liberty, you’re choosing a well-respected, globally recognized, accredited university. You’re also choosing flexible course scheduling and academics grounded in Christian principles and values.

Liberty University’s mission of Training Champions for Christ is central to all we do. Every professor is committed to teaching from a biblical perspective. We understand that while you pursue your degree, you’ll still have family, work, and extracurricular responsibilities. This degree can be completed 100% online with 8-week courses and no set login times. You can stay committed to both your family and your career success at the same time.

Our master’s degree in homeland security offers a broad, up-to-date, multidisciplinary overview of homeland security. You can learn about issues relating to public policy, public administration, law, criminal justice, and the social impacts of terrorism and homeland security.

Through this disaster response degree, you will also study national security strategies, homeland security directives, and theoretical and practical applications of disaster management activities, including human behavior in emergency situations. When we think of disasters, we often think of natural occurrences such as earthquakes and floods — but you will also learn about terrorism and the overarching goals of homeland security as it relates to emergency management.

Of course, learning how to mitigate a hazard is better than being caught unaware and unprepared. Therefore, you can learn how to determine best practices for risk assessment by studying hazard identification, vulnerability assessment, and impact analysis as an integrated process. Learning how to mitigate danger and create redundant systems is an important part of protecting your community from various hazards.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to complete an optional thesis project that will allow you to make an academic contribution to the body of knowledge in homeland security and disaster management.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.