Master of Science in Human Security and Resilience

Master of Science in
Human Security & Resilience

This 30-credit online program is tailored to recent graduates and working professionals who want to build skills that advance their careers in this complex specialty.

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 Human Security & Resilience master's degree program 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 graduate degree in Human Security & 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.

Human Security and Resilience Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

Embry-Riddle graduates are set to enter the workforce in top companies, including the United Nations, the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA and the U.S. Military, with a high placement rate of 100% within a year of graduation.

Graduates of the human security and resilience master's program often secure roles as:

  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Emergency Management Directors
  • Regional Planners
  • Program Management Specialists
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Resilience Program Manager
  • Human Rights Analyst
  • Climate Program Officer

Human Security and Resilience Salary Information

Pursuing a Master of Human Security and Resilience from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University provides graduate students with competitive salaries averaging $99,000 annually, one-year post-graduation, as of 2022.


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 has created a graduate program 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 Emergency, Disaster and Global Security Studies in the College of Arts & 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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