Homeland Security and Emergency Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
Online
Environmental disasters, terrorism, espionage, border transgressions—stories about threats like these make headlines every day. Kaplan University could help you pursue an important and challenging career protecting the security and safety of our country.

About

If you already have a bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college and want to earn an advanced degree to further your career, the Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management could help you pursue your goal. This criminal justice degree program could help prepare you to pursue management-level positions with employers such as the Department of Homeland Security and other federal, state, and local agencies, as well consulting companies in the private sector.*

The Kaplan University Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s curriculum focuses on the legal, social, business, economic, and political aspects of the industry. Our Web-based courses are taught by experienced industry professionals and are available virtually any time, anywhere you have access to the Internet. With this online master’s degree program, you will explore how societal institutions, government agencies, lawmakers, businesses, and other organizations find sustainable security and emergency management solutions on a local, regional, national, and global level. 

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to graduate studies in public safety
  • Research methodology
  • Comparative criminal justice systems
  • Academic and professional communications in public safety
  • Crisis and emergency management fundamentals
  • Homeland security policies, principles, procedures, and plans
  • Planning and operations in crisis and emergency management
  • Applied research project capstone

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    55 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

To apply to Kaplan University’s graduate programs, you must:

  • Submit an unofficial transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • By the last day of the first term, you must provide the University with an official copy of the transcript. If an official transcript is not submitted by this time, you will be withdrawn from the University, blocked from reentry, and your academic credentials will be withheld until such documentation is provided.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    385 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 385 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    385 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 385 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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