Curriculum

Master of Security and Disaster Management

Curriculum

The MSDM degree provides the educational basis and required skills for students to be successful in strategic and supervisory roles within the homeland security and emergency management field and enables them to successfully make decisions based on that knowledge.

 

Prerequisites

Students without a background in homeland security or emergency management will be required to take HSEM F301-Principles of Emergency Management & Homeland Security before beginning the required MSDM coursework. HSEM F301 will not count toward the MSDM program requirements.

Students without a Bachelor of Security and Emergency Management (BSEM) degree from UAF will be required to take HSEM F412-Emergency Planning and Preparedness prior to taking HSEM F605-Community Planning. In this case, HSEM F412 may be counted as an elective in the MSDM program.

View the full catalog MSDM degree requirements.

 

MSDM Curriculum

The MSDM degree provides professional education applicable to the various fields of security and disaster management. This degree prepares graduates to meet the complex problems of the strategic and leadership roles within emergency management and homeland security fields and enables them to make difficult decisions while supervising these fields.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits

General University Requirements

Complete the general university requirements.

Master’s Degree Requirements

Complete the master’s degree requirements.

Program Requirements

Code

Title

Credits

HSEM F601

Legal Aspects of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

3

HSEM F603

Disaster Management Policy

3

HSEM F605

Community Planning in Emergency Management

3

HSEM F607

Vulnerability and Protection

3

HSEM F609

Human Security

3

HSEM F632

Project Management

3

HSEM F665

Strategic Collaboration

3

Complete 6 elective credits from the following: 2

6

HSEM F613

International Disaster Management

HSEM F692

Security and Disaster Management Seminar

Any approved 400-level HSEM course 3

Complete the capstone course:

HSEM F690

Security and Disaster Management

3


1 Students with two C’s, one D or one F in courses that are part of the HSEM program will not be in good standing even if their cumulative GPA is at or above 3.0. HSEM students who are not in good standing will be subject to review and may be dismissed by the HSEM committee. Students may not use more than two F600-level courses with C grades on the advancement-to-candidacy application.

2 Up to six 400- or graduate-level credits may be transferred from the National Fire Academy, FBI National Academy, Command and General Staff College, or similar programs approved by the American Council on Education, as substitutes.

3 An A or B grade must be earned in F400-level courses.

 

Sample Study Plan

The MSDM Degree Map provides a roadmap of classes to take by semester.

2019-2020 Catalog

 

 

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
BEM 2017, MSDM 2017