Whether you work in the nonprofit, private, or public sector, this online master’s program can help enable you to serve in a variety of emergency management leadership roles. These roles may include:

  • Collaborating with first-responder and critical incident-management teams.
  • Working with government leaders to improve public policy.
  • Developing and delivering training to response teams and communities.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: May 30, 2017

Duration: 18 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 23 credits

Choose from our General Program or five different specializations:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Global Leadership
  • Homeland Security
  • Public Management and Leadership
  • Terrorism and Emergency Management

Learning Outcomes

The MS in Emergency Management program will give you a broad understanding of the field of emergency management. Course topics include:

  • Managing Public Safety Organizations
  • Risk Assessment, Preparedness, and Disaster Mitigation
  • Disaster Response and Recovery

More about our MS in Emergency Management program

  • Career Options

    This program can help you prepare for a variety of roles in career setting such as:*

    • Public safety
    • Disaster risk reduction
    • Department of Homeland Security
    • First response teams
    • State/County emergency management

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Entry Requirements

    A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into the MS in Emergency Management program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the MS in Emergency Management program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

Why earn your MS in Emergency Management at Walden?

  • Relevant Curriculum

    Coursework is based on the latest research and current best practices.

  • Exceptional Student Support

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.

  • Learn From Experts

    Walden faculty members are scholars, researchers, and distinguished leaders in their industries.



“Walden is a unique platform of education. They have mastered the art of nontraditional education."

Seth Barnett | Master of Public Administration (MPA) Graduate