Master of Security and Disaster Management

Master of Security and Disaster Management


The Master of Security and Disaster Management (MSDM) degree provides both aspiring and existing homeland security and emergency management practitioners the education needed to lead and manage from the operational to strategic levels within their chosen career field.

The master’s program requires an extended level of synthesis and integration of the critical thinking and analysis skills required for managers and leaders in the homeland security and emergency management enterprise. The program builds upon the experience and education of those within this highly interdisciplinary enterprise, providing a relevant graduate-level education focusing on the operational to strategic requirements of our collective public safety.

Benefits of the MSDM Program

  • 100% online
  • In-state tuition for all online courses
  • Instructors with real world, hands-on experience
  • Member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Higher Education Program
  • Member of Department of Homeland Security University & Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI)
  • Only program of its kind in the state of Alaska

The School of Management is extending an offer to waive the application fee for all students who apply to any School of Management degree program. Use the waiver code UAFSOM when applying to take advantage of this offer.





The online MSDM gives me the opportunity to expand my specialized knowledge and offer applicable expertise in the field, volunteering with my city’s Emergency Operations Center in regional training activities.

Robert Ituarte
BSEM 2017, MSDM 2017