Homeland Security and Public Safety Degree Program

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Master of Arts in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals (PLV)

Pace University, whose Manhattan location is just blocks away from the World Trade Center site, offers an executive Master of Arts (MA) in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals through the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.

This graduate-level emergency management degree program, which is primarily online, prepares public and private sector law enforcement, military, fire, public health and other safety and security professionals to respond to and prevent future attacks using existing resources.

Partnering with the Center for Homeland Defense and Security, the program takes the “long view” by investing in the education of today’s leaders, combining theory and practice to secure the democracy of the United States through high-level strategy, preparation, and organization.

Graduates with this Masters in Homeland Security from Pace can play a critical role in:
  • Preventing crime and disrupting terrorist attacks
  • Protecting against human and natural hazards
  • Managing large-scale public safety plans
  • Vagueness and confusion are best answered with knowledge and understanding. Pace’s master’s degree focuses on bridging the gap between what we know and how we do it, between theory and practice, and between what is happening now and what we may face in the future.

    Homeland Defense Partnership

    This is a collaborative effort with the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) University Agency and Partnership Initiative. Located within the Naval Postgraduate School, CHDS was established in 2003 in response to the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

    As a participant in the University Agency and Partnership Initiative, Pace has access to all CHDS course offerings, as well as to its Homeland Security Digital Library. The program’s curriculum incorporates selected CHDS courses.

    Military Friendly School

    Pace University recognizes and honors the commitment and sacrifices our brave soldiers have demonstrated during times of crises. In fact, Pace University was selected by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School for 2012, an honor awarded to only 15% of all colleges, universities, and trade schools nationwide. We are firmly committed to assisting veterans in pursuing higher education. Learn more

    Diverse and Expert Faculty

    Our faculty members have diverse backgrounds and experience with a variety of homeland security agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); and state and local police, fire, and public health organizations.

    Contact Information

    Joseph Ryan, PhD
    Criminal Justice and Security Department Chair
    Pleasantville Campus
    (914) 773-3814



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