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Emergency Management & Homeland Security

MVNU’s Emergency Management & Homeland Security program was established to provide students the skills to help bring order to chaos.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Emergency Management & Homeland Security

MVNU takes a broad view of Emergency Management & Homeland Security issues, within the public, private, and non-profit arenas. The curriculum at MVNU focuses on prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery. With an Emergency Management & Homeland Security degree from MVNU, you will possess the knowledge and skills needed to lead the way in helping your community, and the know-how to propel your career forward.

One of our biggest advantages to the EMHS program at MVNU is our focus on experience. We couple the classroom work with opportunities to actually get your hands dirty in the field. You’ll be offered the opportunity to deploy to the field and work closely with authorities, locally, nationwide, and internationally. This means hands-on experience in your field long before graduation and an in-depth look at what your career options are with this degree.

Our faculty are experts in their field with the knowledge to engage with students in every capacity, and are also still actively involved in their fields.

While a relatively practice based degree, due to its fairly young age, there is a large space for research and writing within the EMHS fields. In addition to research conducted in courses, department faculty encourage talented and motivated students to submit their work to peer-reviewed journals and other outlets including conferences and workshops. Student scholars are also encouraged to present their work at the MVNU undergraduate research symposium (sURC).


Check out the catalog for a complete list of the requirements, courses, and objectives for the

Faith & learning at MVNU

As an intentionally Christian University, we integrate our faith into everything we do at MVNU. From prayer before class to exploring real-world moral and ethical dilemmas, we’ll teach you what it means to shine forth.


All MVNU students are invited to participate in our many other service and learning trips. Emergency Management & Homeland Security majors have the opportunity for dozens of off-campus activities. Faculty guide students on trips visiting such locations as:

  • Ohio Emergency Management Department
  • Ohio Department of Homeland Security
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • County Emergency Management offices
  • Domestic disaster deployments
  • International Emergency deployments
  • Conferences & Workshops

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Need a little help with finances? We’ve got you covered. Explore scholarships, grants, and other resources to help you pay for your education.

MVNU has many endowed scholarships available for students of a wide variety of backgrounds and majors.


The field of Emergency Management & Homeland Security continues to need devoted, skilled leaders who are equipped to answer the call of making order out of chaos. These leaders must have the ability to save lives by preparing for cataclysmic events and be ready to lead the efforts. The EM&HS degree program continues to grow as a popular major in colleges and universities across the globe, with excellent employment and graduate school outcomes for students.

With an EMHS degree, you could pursue careers with:

  • Disaster response coordination
  • Fire departments
  • Homeland security
  • Emergency medical services
  • Emergency management
  • Red Cross
  • Faith-Based Humanitarian Agencies
  • Christian Ministry positions
  • International Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Military
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Local, state and federal government jobs
  • Law enforcement
  • Business continuity
  • Risk management

Whatever path you choose, a degree from MVNU will prepare you to carry out your career ethically and successfully.

Meet the Faculty

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