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 (M.P.A.) program — the first public/nonprofit management program rooted in a Christian worldview — is designed for those called to managerial and leadership careers in public service. The M.P.A. with a concentration in Emergency Management & Homeland Security prepares pre-service and experienced students for rewarding careers in one of the most important governmental management and policy arenas. Emergency management and homeland security specialists are essential stakeholders for enhancing the safety and security of our nation from the broad spectrum of natural and man-induced threats and hazards. The M.P.A. in Emergency Management & Homeland Security provides students with the foundational and advanced competencies for success in leadership, management and analytical positions at the local, state or federal levels.

M.P.A. - 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 assisting and advancing public service. Students seek internship opportunities to match their career path as well as to give meaningful help to public service entities.

Career Opportunities

The M.P.A. with a concentration in Emergency Management & Homeland Security prepares students for positions like intelligence analyst (FBI, CIA, DEA, NCIS, etc.), emergency management supervisor or federal agent.

M.P.A. - Emergency Management & Homeland Security graduates will be able to:

  • Study the impact of Judeo-Christian values in U.S. political history, structures of the U.S. Government and the influential thinkers who guided the U.S. experiment.
  • 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.
  • Explore the inner workings of political campaigns and elections and engage in practical experiences in the political domain.
  • Explore contemporary and classical economic theory and the interplay of government and markets in developed and less developed nations.
  • 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.
  • Study global politics, and specifically the history, politics, and religions in the Middle East.
  • 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.

Admissions Contact

Zach Jones

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