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Emergency management degree programs

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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American Military University

Online

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.


  • B.A. Emergency & Disaster Management
  • B.S. in Fire Science Management
  • M.A. Emergency & Disaster Management
  • M.A. in Public Administration
  • M.A in Homeland Security


Grand Canyon University
Phoenix, AZ

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.


Undergraduate Degrees Location
Bachelor of Science in Accounting Both
Bachelor of Science in Applied Management Both
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Both
Bachelor of Science in Business Management Both
Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Studies Both
Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics Both
Bachelor of Science in Marketing Both
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Emergency Management Both
Bachelor of Science in Sports Management
Loyola University - Chicago
Chicago, Ill.

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


  • Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management
  • Certificate in Emergency Medical Services
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Online

Master of Science in Emergency Management


  • M.S. Emergency Management
Upper Iowa University
Center for Distance Education

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.


  • Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management (undergraduate level)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Master of Public Administration with emphasis in Justice and Homeland Security
Thomas Edison State College
Online

The Heavin School of Arts and Sciences provides an interdisciplinary approach to lifelong learning for adult learners interested in exploring values inherent in liberal arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, as well as rigorous degree programs in the human services. Earn credit for college-level knowledge gained through on-the-job training.


  • Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies - Homeland Security

 

Philadelphia University
Philadelphia

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.


M.S. in Disaster Medicine and Management (36 credits)

Certificate in Disaster Medicine and Management (9 credits)

Certificate in Business Continuity (9 credits)

University College
Denver

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.


A Master of Applied Science in Security Management can be earned in less than two years by completing 48 credit hours. Graduate certificates allow professionals to add a powerful skill set to their capabilities in one year by completing 24 credit hours. Credits earned as part of a graduate certificate can be applied toward the completion of a University College master’s degree.

Master’s degree specialty options

 

Graduate certificates

Red Rocks Community College
Lakewood, Colo.

Emergency Management and Planning A.A.S. Degree


Emergency Management and Planning A.A.S. Degree

The George Washington University
Washington, DC

The GWU Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management offers graduate degrees and certificates grounded in the field of Engineering Management.


  • Master of Science in Engineering Management - Concentration in Crisis, Emergency and Risk Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering management - Research in Crisis, Emergency and Risk Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management and Public Health
  • Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security, Emergency Management and Response
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA and Online

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.

  • M.S. Healthcare Emergency Management
North Dakota State University
Fargo, N.D.

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.

  • B.S. Emergency Management
  • M.S. Emergency Management
University of Chicago
Chicago, Ill.

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.

  • M.S. Threat and Response Management
George Washington University
Washington, D.C.

The goal of The Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management is to improve the disaster, emergency, and crisis management plans, actions and decisions of government, corporate, and not-for-profit organizations by transforming theory into practice. The Institute's objectives are to create and teach courses in crisis, disaster, and risk management; conduct research, and create knowledge through its research activities; and disseminate knowledge through education al programs, professional forums, and workshops. The Institute faculty and staff work to facilitate exchanges of crisis management information, knowledge, and best practices among all sectors. The Institute is engaged in both domestic and international endeavors.

  • M.S. with a concentration in Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management
  • Ph.D. with a concentration in Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management and Public Health
University of Colorado at Denver
Denver, Colo.

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.

  • Master of Public Administration with graduate concentration in Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Emergency Management and Homeland Security Certificate
  • Homeland Defense Certificate
University of Maryland University College
Adelphi, Md.

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.

  • B.S. Emergency Management
  • B.S. Fire Science
  • B.S. Homeland Security
  • MBA/M.S. in Technology Management with Homeland Security Specialization

University of Nevada Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nev.

Earn an Executive Master of Science Degree in Crisis and Emergency Management. 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 in your career.

  • M.S. Crisis and Emergency Management

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