Master of Science in
Human Security & Resilience

Human security and resilience are interdisciplinary approaches to understanding global affairs. These concepts focus on the security of populations (human security) and their ability to withstand and recover from a wide array of internal and external shocks (resilience), ranging from extreme weather to terrorism and armed conflict.

The concept of human security was first defined by the United Nations Development Programme in 1994. Graduates of the Master of Science in Human Security & Resilience are often the type of people who care about the good of humanity and seek solutions to not only ensure safety after a catastrophe, but to help identify and prevent future incidences.

Embry-Riddle’s M.S. in Human Security and Resilience is an online program designed for working professionals who want to transition into a career or a new role within the field.

Students benefit from being part of a cutting-edge program whose curriculum is designed to align with current events and security practice, policy, law, and solutions.

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About Human Security & Resilience at the Worldwide & Online Campus

Awareness and understanding of the impact of the constant barrage of threats to life as we know it has become a growing area of academic study. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has created the Master of Science in Human Security & Resilience to support individuals who seek the knowledge to meet these challenges head-on. The M.S. in Human Security & Resilience is a 30-credit online program offered through the Department of Security Studies and International Affairs in the Embry-Riddle College of Arts and Sciences. The degree is tailored to recent graduates and working professionals who want to advance their careers in this complex specialty.

The study of Human Security & Resilience is an exploration of the interplay between economic security, food security, health security, environmental security, personal security, community security and political security. At Embry-Riddle, you’ll have the opportunity to learn these concepts from military officers, scholars, historians and professionals with experience in defense, environmental security, population health, international business, political science, humanitarian law and other relevant disciplines.

The program’s objectives are for graduates to:

  • Study human security and resilience as based on principles put forth by the United Nations.
  • Understand the driving factors behind global, regional, and national trends impacting business, human development, diplomacy and more.
  • Gain awareness of the challenges of recovery after a natural disaster or manmade catastrophic event.
  • Investigate political, economic and social trends impacting the security, health and economy of today’s population.
  • Examine the implications of working in a global environment with multinational colleagues and considerations.
  • Conduct research and analyze statistics with an emphasis on the study of stressors that can disrupt daily life in our homes, jobs or communities.

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