Homeland Security and Emergency Management (MS)

Homeland Security and Emergency Management (MS)

Program Description
Whether it be a response to an attack or the restoration of order in the midst of panic, professionals are needed who are trained for leadership and ready to react. To address this need, AUM’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers a Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management degree, offered online for your convenience.

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

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Plan of Study

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

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
JobsMedian Annual PayJob Growth through 2028
Emergency Management Director$74,4205%
Information Security Analyst$98,35032%
Operations Research Analyst$83,39026%

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Department of Criminal Justice
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