L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Master's Degree

Learn how you can help prepare your communities for the unknown and unpredictable.

Bachelor’s degree required; GRE waiver available.
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A Flexible Online Format

This online program is designed to fit your life. And because the same expert faculty design all HSEP courses, traditional and online, you can be confident that you are getting a quality learning experience.

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Expert Faculty

You will have the benefit of learning from exceptional faculty who have practical experience in a wide range of settings, including intelligence, emergency management, counterterrorism, law enforcement, cybersecurity and military operations.

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An Unrivaled Curriculum

A multidisciplinary curriculum equips you with the decision-making, leadership and policymaking skills you need to manage the complexities of disaster planning and response.

Did you know?

HSEP has twice been ranked among the 10 best online master’s in emergency management programs in the nation.

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The Homeland Security/Emergency Preparedness (HSEP) online master's degree program, housed in the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, was launched as the nation’s first homeland security and emergency preparedness program in 2005. This online master’s degree program prepares you to meet the latest challenges posed by natural disasters and terrorist threats as you take your career to the next level.

Our 36-credit curriculum provides you with a thorough understanding of all aspects of homeland security, including emergency management, cybersecurity, intelligence, critical infrastructure protection and more. By the time you graduate, you will be ready to advance your career in organizations public and private, and in a wide range of fields. 

Online Learning to Help Make the World a Safer Place

Prepare Your Communities for the Unknown and Unpredictable

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