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Behavioral & Social Sciences Graduate Programs

Further your education and your career with our fully online graduate programs. First-responders and professionals in government or non-profits who take the lead will find the courses needed to prepare them for crisis communication and crisis leadership.



MS, Criminology & Criminal Justice

Professionals in criminology and criminal justice are in demand, need to be retained as leaders, and are needed to help identify and resolve crises.  This degree program has an application-oriented curriculum that showcases best-practices and policy-oriented research to enable leaders to be successful in guiding their agencies and organizations – in law enforcement, government, or non-profit organizations.

Pending approval by the S.C. Commission on Higher Education and SACSCOC


MS, Emergency Management

Lander's Emergency Management program will train you in the science of management during both natural and man-made disasters. Designed to fit the busy schedules of first responders and professionals, courses cover all phases of emergencies, cover complex local to international situations, and showcase the interplay of government agencies, businesses, utility companies, the military, and non-profits to prepare students to take on leadership roles in their organization.