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“Anyone can succeed in the Homeland Security Studies program. Part of the fun is figuring out where you fit in, and what you enjoy doing the most.”


Tulane University’s Homeland Security Studies program provides a comprehensive overview of threats, hazards and security from a managerial perspective. Each program emphasizes the importance of leadership, hands-on training, critical thinking and decision making. Recurrent natural disasters, infrastructure attacks and the ongoing threat of terrorism to the continental United States have made homeland security a rapidly growing field with a high demand for skilled leadership and informed management, both in the public sector and private industry.

You belong in Homeland Security Studies
At Tulane, you aren’t just a number. It is our job to ensure everyone not only succeeds, but feels welcome in the classroom. Our students range from high school graduates to seasoned professionals, and come from a variety of backgrounds. Whether you are currently employed in homeland security and emergency management, a veteran, or wanting to learn more about the field, we have exactly what you’re looking for.

The best fit for You
-Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Homeland Security
*In-residence, online, or hybrid options available for MPS completion
-Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security Studies
-Minor in Homeland Security Studies
-Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Homeland Security Studies

The most convenient location for You
-Classes for Homeland Security Studies are available at:
-Uptown Campus, New Orleans, Louisiana
-Elmwood Campus, Harahan, Louisiana
-Mississippi Coast Campus, Biloxi, Mississippi
-Madison Campus, Madison, Mississippi

We’re here for You
All program faculty for Homeland Security Studies are practitioner scholars, meaning they either currently work in the field, or have decades of essential experience in homeland security or emergency management. We work closely with students to ensure success in and out of the classroom.

With alumni and faculty working in a variety of fields, including state, federal and private sector agencies, emergency management and prevention, infrastructure protection, and border and maritime security, we’re ready to help you achieve your goals and thrive in a growing field.

Earn your degree to qualify for careers in:
• State and federal Homeland Security/Emergency Management agencies and private corporations
• Emergency Management and Prevention
• Infrastructure Protection
• Border and Maritime Security

Pictured: Leigh Isaacson, a Homeland Security and Emergency Response Management student.

Pictured: Leigh Isaacson, a Homeland Security and Emergency Response Management student.

About Program Director Mike Wallace
Michael Wallace graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and proceeded to serve in the Navy for 20 years. The majority of his career was spent in intelligence, and he officially retired in 2013. Since becoming the Director of the Homeland Security Studies program in 2014, his goal has been to keep its roots while expanding the program to reflect today’s needs.

“Any town, county, parish or state utilizes the skills that we teach in our program,” Wallace says. “Additionally, nonprofit organizations, the federal government and businesses all want employees who can think on their feet, have good writing skills and know how to operate in a crisis. We provide our students with these skills through the Homeland Security Studies program.”

Wallace believes the “outstanding” adjunct faculty members sets Tulane’s Homeland Security Studies program apart from others around the country. Having faculty who work in these specific fields allows students to get real-world examples and ask important questions about their particular areas of interest.

“If you’re interested in the program but don’t know quite what you want to do, we’re here to guide you through it. Anyone can succeed in the Homeland Security Studies program. Part of the fun is figuring out where you fit in, and what you enjoy doing the most.”

Learn more at or contact program director Mike Wallace at or 504.247.1662


“At Tulane, I was always taught by someone who had walked the walk. My basic emergency management class was taught by an emergency manager with years of experience. You can build on your education from an associate’s degree through your bachelor’s and even into your master’s degree. In the Homeland Security Studies program, you receive a quality education from a quality institution.”
Dave Tibbets
Aircraft, Rescue and Firefighters Manager, Louis Armstrong International Airport, New Orleans

“For two years, I’ve been going to class just one night a week to get my Master’s Degree in Homeland Security Studies, which has made it easy to balance my schedule between a full-time job and school. The professors readily make themselves available for additional guidance, and I’m always impressed by the variety of classes offered both in person and online.”
Leigh Issacson
Student, Masters of Homeland Security Studies

Tulane University Campus