Emergency Management Degrees

Emergency management degree programs are becoming more available in universities and schools across the United States. You can now find accredited programs for homeland security degrees and emergency management certificate programs as well, including undergraduate and graduate degree options.

With the educational training you can build toward a career as an emergency program manager or director, emergency preparedness instructor, emergency operations center chief, director of security, risk management expert, hospital coordinator, or technical training supervisor.

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Featured - Thomas Edison State College

The Bachelor of Science degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Master of Science in Homeland Security and Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security programs are available completely online and were developed by homeland security practitioners. Course work examines law enforcement, terrorism, intelligence, legal issues, emergency management, cyber security, biosecurity and public administration issues and prepares graduates to guide day-to-day operations and strategic planning.

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American Military University

American Military University serves civilian and military students 100% online with emergency and disaster management degrees and NIMS-related courses. Whether responding to hurricanes, terrorist attacks, or hazmat spills, officials need to know how to establish command & control, coordinate communications, evacuate people, and perform clean-up. AMU offers both degree programs and professional development options in emergency management.

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Boston University School of Medicine

The Master of Science in Healthcare Emergency Management prepares individuals to work across the spectrum 
of emergency and crisis management. It provides a learning environment with experience in multiple
 areas of biomedical sciences and health care.
 Using web-based video conferencing software, students and instructors have the choice to attend
 classes in person or virtually, in real time.

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Central Georgia Technical College

The Emergency Management Associate Degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in the emergency management profession. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Emergency managers work in a variety of professional settings. There is a critical and growing need for emergency management personnel in public and private areas. The student obtaining a degree in Emergency Management is prepared for employment as an Emergency Management Director for government agencies, private corporations and industry, and education or health care institutions.

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Everglades University

Everglades University is an accredited, private, not-for-profit university offering bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Our Bachelor of Science Degree in Crisis and Disaster Management provides students with a broad based knowledge of crisis and disaster management combined with a general education foundation and business and management applications.

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Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University has partnered with The Ken Blanchard Companies to create a unique Business College. Through GCU's Business College, you'll have the opportunity to earn a bachelor's or master's degree in business that integrates Ken Blanchard's proven leadership and values-based management concepts both on campus and online. Grand Canyon University is the only educational provider to offer this revolutionary educational model.

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Guilford Technical Community College

Guilford Technical Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Management. The program provides students a foundation of technical and professional knowledge needed for emergency services delivery in local, state, federal, on non-profit organizations. Program is offered completely online to meet the needs of today’s student. Students who complete the Associate Degree Program are prepared for entry level emergency management positions.

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Madonna University

The Madonna University interdisciplinary curriculum in Emergency Management offers courses that give students employable skills in preparing, mitigating, responding to, and recovering from natural, manmade and technological incidents. The curriculum also enables students to identify, integrate and allocate resources that exist in the non-profit, private and public sectors with an emphasis on coordinating with all levels of governmental response agencies at the local, county, state and federal levels.

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Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Master of Science in Emergency Management

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North Dakota State University

The emergency management major provides a diversity of courses designed to give students the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to help save lives and property from the potentially devastating impact of large-scale disasters. Emergency management is both a profession and a field of study addressing the four stages of disaster management: preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. The field covers natural and technological disasters, as well as issues of homeland security. The mission of the major is to create a cadre of graduates with extensive theoretical and applied knowledge in emergency management and disaster research.

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Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Those with expertise in emergency management have the knowledge and skills to ensure their organization can respond effectively to major emergencies and disasters. NAIT’s diploma program includes 19 online courses and one practicum. Comprehensive course work covers mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery phases of emergency and disaster management.

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Pennsylvania College of Technology

Prepare to manage the many phases of emergencies, disasters, and crises, and experience hands-on training from professionals working in the field.

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Philadelphia University

The Master of Science in Disaster Medicine and Management is a comprehensive graduate program preparing you in all facets of disaster management. Elective courses can focus on homeland security issues, clinical disaster medicine and management issues or a general track.

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Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy

Tulane University's Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA) is an interdisciplinary academic and research-oriented institute dedicated to the systematic strengthening of global leadership in the field of disaster risk and emergency management. The DRLA academic program specifically aims to develop a new generation of leaders who can lead their organizations, communities, and nations to strengthen the resilience of the people they support and reduce disaster vulnerability. We accept applications on a rolling basis for programs that focus on the role of leadership in all phases of disaster risk management:

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University College

DU’s college of professional and continuing studies, University College, offers graduate programs designed for working adults, online and evenings, in some of the most important fields of today and tomorrow. Our 10 graduate programs offer 39 different areas of study for you to choose from and specialize in.

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University of Alaska Fairbanks

The School of Management at the University of Alaska Fairbanks houses the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Program (HSEM).

• Bachelors in Emergency Management
• Minor in Emergency Management
• Minor in Military Security Studies

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University of Central Missouri – Crisis and Disaster Management

The Institute for Rural Emergency Management (IREM) offers a B.S. in Crisis and Disaster Management online and on-campus. Courses in emergency management have been offered at UCM for more than 20 years, and the degree has been available since April 2001. The program offers degree option areas and standalone undergraduate certificates in four areas:

• B.S. Crisis and Disaster Management (120 hours, 36 hour major)
• Certificate – Business Continuity (12 hours)
• Certificate – Emergency Management (12 hours)
• Certificate – Emergency Services Management (12 hours)
• Certificate – Environmental Hazards (12 hours)

The emphasis of the program is on applied research. Students must complete a practicum requirement that includes field projects. Students are encouraged to participate in IREM projects in public service, training, private-sector continuity planning, and emergency responder safety.

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University of Chicago

The Master of Science in Threat and Response Management is designed to prepare public health professionals, law enforcement officials, fire and emergency personnel, medical and nursing professionals, and policy makers to respond to and recover from complex incidents regardless of their size or cause. These incidents can range from terrorist attacks; biological, chemical, radiological and nuclear threats; natural disasters; and disease outbreaks. Upon completion of the core requirements, students choose one of two concentrations—Scientific/Threat or Administrative/Response Preparedness—to further focus their studies.

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University of Colorado at Denver

The graduate concentration in Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) provides advanced education in the management of emergencies, hazards, disasters, and homeland security. The EMHS program is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to work or currently work in the field of emergency management and homeland security.

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University of Maryland University College

Homeland security concerns have created an urgent need for emergency management professionals in both government and private sectors. University of Maryland University College (UMUC) can prepare you for leadership in this rewarding career field. UMUC offers convenient online and on-site classes where coursework will prepare you for professional certification in emergency management. Scholarships, loans and an interest-free monthly payment plan available.

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University of South Florida College of Public Health

This CEPH accredited University is home to the virtual Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Disaster Management & Humanitarian Relief. In less than two years, students complete 48 credit hours to earn their MPH. The College of Public Health has established a special tuition rate for non-Florida Residents ($525 per credit hour) if pursuing the online MPH in this concentration. Emphasis on managerial and leadership skill and comprehensive collaboration across multiagency and cross-disciplinary research integrates all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the ability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from risks or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, refugee movements and/or other man-made disasters.

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Upper Iowa University

Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing degree programs and leadership development opportunities to nearly 7,000 students—nationally and internationally. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including onsite, online and independent study.

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Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs

The Virginia Tech School of Public & International School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) offers an innovative range of programs that emphasizes both scholarship and professional instruction in policy and planning in public administration, urban affairs, environment, governance, and international relations. Undergraduate and graduate studies are available. Learn more about SPIA degree programs and certificates available in Blacksburg, Alexandria, and Richmond at www.spia.vt.edu.

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Yavapai College

Yavapai College, which opened in 1969, provides quality higher learning, cultural resources and economic development support for the diverse populations of Yavapai County. The College offers a wide range of academic programs to students at the College’s centers in Prescott (main campus), Clarkdale (the Verde Valley Campus), Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Sedona and the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) near the Prescott Airport.

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Concordia University-Portland, OR

A bachelor’s degree in homeland security and emergency preparation from Concordia University-Portland provides leadership in crisis training for people who live to help. This timely and relevant program is offered in a highly flexible format that combines online and on-campus courses delivered in eight-week cycles. You will also spend time in the field as an intern. And a state-of-the-art simulator puts you in the center of the action where you will experience security events and disasters first-hand, gaining critical leadership capabilities.

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Executive Master of Professional Studies in Emergency & Disaster Management

Explore the Executive Master's in Emergency & Disaster Management at Georgetown University. Our one-year intensive program takes you around the world, where you will gain firsthand experience in various dimensions of emergency management through field studies in Washington, D.C.; New Orleans, LA; Livermore, CA; and Doha, Qatar. Develop a broad understanding of emergency management while building the skills you need to lead response efforts, improve public policy, and pursue an impactful career.

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Loyola University - Chicago

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers a B.A. in Management with a Healthcare Emergency Management concentration. Classes are offered evenings and weekends and the program can be pursued on either a full or part-time basis.

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University of Nevada Las Vegas

Earn an Executive Master of Science Degree in Crisis and Emergency Management in 2 years with most classes on line plus 6 long weekends in Las Vegas on campus and face-to-face. Whether you’re a current or future crisis and emergency manager, earning an Executive Master of Science Degree in Crisis and Emergency Management (ECEM) from UNLV will better position you for more responsible assignments and better jobs in your career. The ECEM Degree has been functioning since 2003 and faculty are renowned in the field of homeland security and emergency management.

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