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An Online Master’s in EDM & Homeland Security for Less Than $24,000

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Earn Your Dual Master’s in Emergency and Disaster Management and Homeland Security 100% Online

Everything from extreme weather to persistent threats of terrorism prompts the need for individuals able to provide leadership and expert response to catastrophic events. American Public University (APU) offers a dual degree program—an MA in Emergency and Disaster Management and an MA in Homeland Security—to provide interdisciplinary insight into these closely related and complex fields.

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IFSAC - International Fire Service Accreditation Congress


APU’s dual degree program in Emergency and Disaster Management and Homeland Security is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.

Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

Per Credit Hour

Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

Entrance Exams

No GRE, GMAT, or other standardized test scores required. Programs start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Textbooks & Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost textbooks to minimize your expenses.

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Comprehensive Coursework

Explore topics including interagency disaster management, the economics of disaster, mass casualty incident management, security risk management, weapons of mass destruction, intelligence, and domestic terrorism and extremist groups.

Prepare for Decision-Making

This program is designed to help you exercise and enhance your communication, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Expert Faculty

You will be guided by faculty who bring their field-tested knowledge and skill to your learning. Many are certified emergency managers (CEM) or have professional experience in government, safety, and security sectors.

Peer Engagement

There’s a reason why students at APU are often called the “masters of disaster.” Our student body is unique. You will study alongside peers representing public safety, security, intelligence, government, and military communities.

No Entrance Exams

Begin your studies quickly. No GRE score is required to enter APU’s dual degree program, and classes start monthly, putting you in control.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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