Master of Arts in American Government at Regent University

Master of Public Administration - Emergency Management & Homeland Security

On-Campus & Online Degree Overview

Regent's Master of Public Administration (MPA) program — the first public/nonprofit management program rooted in a Christian worldview — is designed for those called to managerial and leadership in government or policy. The MPA with a concentration in Emergency Management & Homeland Security prepares pre-service and experienced students for rewarding careers in homeland security and public service. Emergency management and homeland security specialists enhance the safety and security of our nation from the broad spectrum of threats and hazards.

Through the MPA in Emergency Management & Homeland Security you will gain foundational and advanced competencies for success in leadership, management and analytical positions at the local, state or federal levels.

MPA - Emergency Management & Homeland Security Highlights:

Curriculum: View Course Sequence & Descriptions
Length: 36 credit hours. May be completed in as little as 24 months. Students may enter the program in the fall, spring, or summer semester.
Format: Delivered entirely online or entirely face-to-face
Results: Master of Public Administration with a concentration in
Emergency Management & Homeland Security
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Features: Courses blend theory and practice — often "adopting" agencies to give students hands-on experience in public service. Students seek internship opportunities to match their career path as well as help public service entities.

Career Opportunities

The Master of Public Administration with a focus in Emergency Management & Homeland Security prepares students for meaningful careers in public safety such as intelligence analyst (FBI, CIA, DEA, NCIS, etc.), emergency management supervisor or federal agent.

MPA - Emergency Management & Homeland Security students will:

  • Study the components of a Christian worldview, and compare these components to the philosophical underpinnings of competing worldviews.
  • Explore the Constitution and other dynamics of the political history of the U.S., including the leadership provided by the presidency and Congress.
  • Analyze, from a theoretical and practical viewpoint, local, state and national legislative processes and the role of the Executive Branch at these levels in implementing policies and laws.
  • Examine key policies germane to national security and terrorism issues.
  • Develop and enhance key analytical and critical reasoning skills, tools and techniques in governmental and nonprofit leadership, policy and management.
  • Cultivate servant leadership principles in a broad range of governmental settings.

Become the Christian leader you know you can be. Contact us today to learn more about Regent's online emergency management & homeland security master's degree program. Be sure to inquire about our comprehensive military benefits package, available to current and former members of the armed forces.

Admissions Contact

Robertson School of Government
Admissions Office

Alumni Spotlight

Michael Baylous, M.A. in Government

Michael Baylous, M.A.
WV State Trooper
Regent Grad, 2011

"During my program, it was clear to me that the faculty was going to give me every opportunity to succeed."

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