Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Field Advisors: Professor Bill Adams; Professor Joseph Barbera

Courses in this field explore the theory and practice in homeland preparedness and responsiveness to both man-made and natural disasters.  A concentration in this field will provide students with knowledge and skills related to homeland security policy formulation and implementation at the national, state and local governmental levels.  Courses in this field explore the human dimensions, such as leadership in complex networks, and legal, technical and organizational challenges in both preparedness and responses to disasters. With the permission of the field advisor, students may supplement these courses with other relevant courses in relevant disciplines.

Field Courses (at least one of the following):

EMSE 6305 Crisis and Emergency Management
EMSE 6350 Hazard Mitigation in Disaster Management


And at least 2 of the following courses:

EMSE 6240  Environmental Hazard Management
EMSE 6300  Homeland Security: The National Challenge
EMSE 6305  Crisis and Emergency Management
EMSE 6310  Information Technology in Crisis and Emergency Management
EMSE 6315  Management of Risk and Vulnerability for Hazards and Terrorism
EMSE 6320  International Disaster Management
EMSE 6325  Medical and Public Health Emergency Management
EMSE 6330  Management of Terrorism Preparedness and Response
EMSE 6345  Disaster Recovery and Organizational Continuity
EMSE 6350   Hazard Mitigation in Disaster Management
EMSE 6992   Special Topics
PPPA 6024  Leadership in Complex Organizations
PUBH 6399  Homeland Security and Public Health

MPA students with a field in Homeland Security and Emergency Management may also obtain a Certificate in Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness and Response from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. This Certificate requires taking a total of five EMSE courses plus one relevant MPA course such as PPPA 6004.