Homeland Security and Emergency Management


Become the future of the nation’s coordinated disaster response efforts

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Today’s emergency management and homeland security professionals face many new challenges. As the frequency and complexity of man-made, natural and technological disasters increase, so does the need for trained professionals ready to rise to the challenge.

The UAF Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) program prepares you for a career where you will make an impact and shape the growing emergency services and security professions. HSEM classes are designed to work with your busy schedule. Learn in a way that works best for you, with online and in-classroom options. Small classes and hands-on opportunities mean you jump into the community feet first and start making waves.

UAF is one of a few universities with an on-campus fire station staffed by student employees. For military and veterans, you’ll be close to not one, but two military bases: Fort Wainwright (Army) Base and Eielson Air Force Base. As a student in the HSEM program, you will have opportunities to learn outside the classroom - attend events and workshops to hone your business skills and refine your emergency services knowledge by working with emergency managers and participating in field exercises.

In both the online and on-campus classrooms, the HSEM program hosts a student body with diverse experience. A typical class melds the know-how of students seasoned in their respective fields. This shared experience lends itself to a deeper and more relevant classroom environment.

The HSEM program is a member of the FEMA Higher Education Program and the University and Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.



HSEM program nationally recognized for excellence!
Click the link below to read a recent story about the top reviews our program has received in several college rankings.
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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.


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