HSEP’s Online Master’s Program Ranked No. 9 in the Nation
By Tiffany Murray-Robertson
The Wilder School’s Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program has been ranked the 9th best online master’s in emergency management program in the nation by Online Master’s.
Launched as the nation’s first homeland security and emergency preparedness program in 2005, the curriculum prepares students to manage the complexities of disaster planning and response.
“We are proud to be recognized as a top online graduate degree,” said William V. Pelfrey Jr., chair of the Wilder School’s Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program. “High quality faculty, engaged and diverse students, and strong connections to agencies combine to produce a tremendous learning experience.”
According to the company’s website, Online Master’s is an independent referral service that uses “statistical and qualitative data from hiring managers, current students, noteworthy alumni, and hundreds of independent program rankings, to generate unbiased, user-friendly guides to prospective students.”
The Wilder School’s Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program was listed ninth in the nation, behind eighth-place Arizona State University. The methodology favored variables such as course design and availability, faculty credentials, affordability and graduate reputation.
This is the most recent national ranking of a Wilder School program. In March of 2018, the Wilder School moved up 12 places to No. 44 for best graduate public affairs program in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings.