Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2014-55
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Eduardo Pagan, Chair
Date of First Reading: March 3, 2014
Date of Second Reading: March 31, 2014
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Public Programs– School of Public Affairs, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice - for the establishment of a graduate degree– MA in Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the College Public Programs – School of Public Affairs, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice – for the establishment of a graduate degree - MA in Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Rationale: This advanced degree program provides motivated students with skills and knowledge to manage and assume positions of leadership within the field of emergency management and homeland security. Concepts of public policy and management, science, technology, and criminal justice are blended together to enhance and foster critical thinking within the general field of study. Based upon integrative science, this degree transcends the confining boundaries of traditional programs and emphasizes the systems approach. More specifically, an all hazards/all-threats orientation provides the student with a generalist perspective which is critically important for today’s and tomorrow’s disaster managers.