Master of Public Administration
Be a recognized leader in this fast-growing, integral sector of America’s defense infrastructure. Anna Maria College’s online Master of Public Administration degree with a Homeland Security specialization gives you the disaster prevention and response expertise needed to protect your country, your community and your fellow citizens.
Homeland security experts protect and oversee the nation’s people, systems and environment; aid in disaster recovery efforts; and assist in mitigating loss of life following terrorist attacks, natural disasters and other crisis situations. Men and women who hold positions with the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies, private corporations, or nonprofit organizations help reduce the vulnerabilities of the nation and minimize the damage from catastrophic hazards.
Anna Maria College’s online Homeland Security MPA will prepare you to meet the demands and challenges facing today’s homeland security professionals. And because our program is delivered 100 percent online and available to distance learners anywhere in the United States, you can learn how to address homeland security issues from any location and at times most convenient to you.
Specialized Homeland Security Curriculum
Homeland security leaders must anticipate, prepare, prevent and react to numerous situations with a clear understanding of ethics, psychology, public communication and other critical skills and competencies. Anna Maria’s Homeland Security specialization brings you the most relevant knowledge and techniques needed to take a leading role in protecting the public, including risk analysis, international/domestic threat detection, inter-agency coordination, and public policy analysis.
Here’s a sampling of the Homeland Security MPA curriculum:
- Foundations of Homeland Security – Students will examine the history of national security in the United States and the organizational structures and resources required to defend the homeland in the 21st century.
- International Threat and Policy Analysis – Through a close study of global terrorism and the history, ideology and motivation of various international terrorist networks, students will learn how to assess and respond to the risk posed by terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Hamas.
- Partnership for Homeland Security – This course examines best practices in multiagency cooperation, including the roles and responsibilities of law enforcement, intelligence and emergency management agencies in response to terrorist attacks, natural disasters and other crisis situations.
Learn from Homeland Security Specialists
Professors in the Master of Public Administration program and Homeland Security specialization come directly from the industry with decades of combined experience and priceless career advice.
What Can You Do with a Degree in Homeland Security Administration?
Agencies need trained homeland security leaders right now. Here are just a few examples of agencies in need of professionals with specific homeland security skills:
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Central Intelligence Agency
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- State law enforcement agencies
- Emergency management agencies
- Local police departments and sheriffs’ offices