Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Homeland Security and Emergency Management

To prepare individuals to anticipate and handle threats to public security and safety, AUM is honored to instruct professionals in fields such as military, law enforcement, IT, emergency management and others.

AUM’s MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management is offered online for your convenience.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management, M.S. Plan of Study

Homeland security is one of the largest job sectors in the federal government, with nearly 200,000 jobs accounting for approximately 10 percent of the federal workforce. Other employers for homeland security degree holders include the FBI, the Secret Service, the Department of Transportation, the various military branches, and state and local law enforcement. Many county- and state-level governments employ emergency management directors to manage response to extreme weather, natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other dangers. Private companies and nonprofits also hire security specialists to protect their employees, customers, computer networks and information. Potential job titles include:

  • Intelligence analyst
  • Information security analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Intelligence collector
  • Counterintelligence specialist
  • Program manager
  • County emergency manager

The Criminal Justice Department also offers a master’s degree in Criminal Justice.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal arts education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

For More Information

Department of Criminal Justice
Auburn University at Montgomery
Clement Hall, Room 320
(334) 244-3692

Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries nationally.
According to Payscale, salaries at the Department of Homeland Security for those holding master’s degrees range from $57,000 to $127,000. Discover other career possibilities:

U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics sample

Jobs Median Annual Pay Job Growth through 2028
Emergency Management Director $74,420  5%
Information Security Analyst $98,350  32%
Operations Research Analysts $83,390  26%


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