Online M.S. in Emergency Management

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BCI Licensed Training PartnerThe 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 is offered in an asynchronous, fully online format using the latest in cutting edge software and course design. This format allows for maximum schedule flexibility for students. 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:

  • Introduction to Emergency Management
  • Health Management in Times of Disaster
  • Organizational Planning and Response
  • Business Continuity
  • Leadership and Innovation in Complex Systems
  • Securing the Homeland


Throughout the course of their studies, students can also strive to obtain several internationally recognized professional credentials, including the following:

Who Should Apply

Students who are interested in the Graduate Certificate or M.S. in Emergency Management should apply.  This may include:

  • Firefighters, law enforcement, emergency medical technicians, and military personnel
  • Federal, state, and local emergency administration officials, as well as publicly elected officials
  • Hospital personnel, community service organization administrators and anyone else interested or currently working in emergency services

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.

» View course requirements for the M.S. in Emergency Management: Environmental Track

» View course requirements for the M.S. in Emergency Management: Homeland Security Track

» View course requirements for the M.S. in Emergency Management: Health Track

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Heather Senti ’06: In the Line of Fire

“It doesn’t matter whether you’re male or female—as long as you can do the job, you’re aces in my book.”


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