Security and Disaster Management

Master's Program

Earn your master’s degree in security and disaster management at UAF and get advanced training for careers in homeland security, emergency management and disaster relief. Led by faculty who include military and law enforcement professionals, this flexible in-person or online program integrates real-world situations — often stripped from the morning’s headlines — as class material. It’s the only degree of its kind in Alaska, and nearly all of our master’s program students find jobs at or before graduation.

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Why Earn Your Master’s in Security and Disaster Management at UAF?

Our graduate program in homeland security and emergency management is the only degree of its kind in Alaska. Here are some of the unique opportunities you can look forward to in this program.

Earn your master’s degree online at our in-state tuition rate

  • The master’s in security and disaster management program offers an affordable, flexible option for working students. You can complete the degree online, work at your own pace and get the maximum value from your education with our low in-state tuition rate.

Learn from faculty with real-world, hands-on experience

  • Course instructors have experience in careers that include the military and law enforcement. Faculty and staff also work hard to help you find your next job or advance your career opportunities in your current job.

Access national resources in an accredited academic program

  • We are a member of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Higher Education Program, as well as the Department of Homeland Security University and Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI).

Transfer credits you’ve already earned

  • You can transfer up to 6 graduate-level courses from approved American Council on Education (ACE) credit programs toward the homeland security and disaster management degree.


Complete your Security and Emergency Management degree online

Cost breakdown for the online master’s in security and disaster management

The estimated cost for the MSDM program based on current rates is $20,762 – $22,700, depending on which courses you choose.

Use code UAFCBSM when applying to get your application fee waived!

See what your dollars go toward on the UAF eCampus Tuition and Fees page.

Earning your master’s degree online at UAF

Offering affordable in-state tuition for students across the country, our innovative online degree programs connect you with faculty, peers and hands-on learning experiences through a supportive virtual classroom. We invite you to find out more and start on your master’s degree today.

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Security and Disaster Management Careers

Earning your master’s in homeland security and disaster management improves your marketability and demonstrates your focus, discipline, knowledge and experience. Nearly 100% of our students are employed either when they graduate or, in some cases, prior to graduation.



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