The field of emergency management is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the labor market, and it’s predicted to grow over the next decade. Through a broad, multidisciplinary perspective, the Master’s in Emergency Management prepares students for leadership roles in organizations and services that deal with emergencies.
The M.S. in Emergency Management is a 39-credit program that culminates in an emergency management capstone research project and presentation. Students complete 30 core program credit requirements by completing required emergency management courses through University College and required management courses through the School of Business. Students also choose from one of three elective tracks:
This degree program was designed for working professionals who need to fit course work around their busy life and career responsibilities. Students study part time in the evenings, with more classes being offered online each semester. The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management program is a six-course, 18-credit graduate certificate program. All courses taken in the certificate program can be applied to the Master’s in Emergency Management.
Graduate Certificate and master’s course work includes:
Throughout the course of their studies, students can also strive to obtain several internationally recognized professional credentials, including the following:
Students who are interested in the Graduate Certificate or M.S. in Emergency Management should apply. This may include:
Application to the program is meant to consider a wide range of possible students and is open to any student who holds a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. All applicants will be evaluated using the Applicant Evaluation Scale, which takes into account an applicant’s professional experience, undergraduate GPA, professional licensure and certifications, and other factors. Applicants do not have to complete the GRE or currently work in the emergency management field to be accepted.
Meghan McPherson, M.P.P., CEM
Coordinator, Center for Health Innovation
Program Manager, Graduate Programs in Emergency Management
Faculty, Emergency Management
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