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MS in Emergency Management

Lead emergency response efforts and protect communities from disaster.

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: February 25, 2019

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Prepare to ethically and effectively respond to emergency situations.

Explore sustainability frameworks and models, examine methods for effecting transformative change in complex systems and organizations, and gain strategies for making effective and timely leadership decisions in complex and precarious environments.

Evaluate current policies and strategies as they relate to issues such as communication, technology, and terrorism.

Develop the project management skills you need to oversee large-scale disaster recovery efforts.

Explore the history, economics, planning, and response strategies associated with public crises.

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

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.

A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into this 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 costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling , to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

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Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call .

Why earn your MS in Emergency Management at Walden?

Seth Barnett

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

Seth Barnett | Master of Public Administration (MPA) Graduate