The Master of Science in Human Security and Resilience is a 30-credit online degree 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 M.S. in Human Security and 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 interrelated concepts of human security and resilience are interdisciplinary approaches which focus on the security of populations and their ability to withstand and recover from a wide array of internal and external shocks, ranging from extreme weather and destruction of critical infrastructure to terrorism and armed conflict. The increasing awareness of the impact of non-traditional threats such as climate change, political upheaval, food insecurity, demographic shifts and competition for natural resources on national security and public policy is driving the growth of this academic discipline.