MS - Emergency Management
From natural disasters to human-caused crises, today’s emergency management professionals must be prepared to lead and coordinate disaster prevention and relief efforts efficiently and effectively. A Master’s in Emergency Management from Capella University will help you build leadership abilities in a supportive, multidisciplinary learning environment. You’ll gain the knowledge and leadership skills to assume greater management responsibility in helping communities prepare for and reduce vulnerability to hazards as well as cope with disasters in private and public settings.
Gain in-depth expertise in coordinating all facets of emergency management, from preparation to mitigation to response and recovery. You’ll learn to evaluate research and apply that knowledge to everyday emergency preparedness and response. By participating in Capella’s virtual simulation lab, you’ll increase your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and expand your effectiveness in a variety of emergency management leadership roles. An added bonus is that a majority of the courses fold directly into a Capella doctoral program in emergency management, saving you time and money if you decide to pursue a PhD in Emergency Management or Doctor of Emergency Management degree from Capella.
With your Master's in Emergency Management from Capella, you'll learn to lead and manage organizations and individuals in emergency preparedness activities, and evaluate current research to apply practical approaches and solutions to emergency management issues. You'll also analyze hazards, emergencies and disasters to create solutions for emerging threats.
Common jobs with an online Master's in Emergency Management include crisis management consultant; disaster response consultant; emergency operations center director; homeland security coordinator or manager; logistics coordinator; emergency/disaster management coordinator or consultant, mitigation manager, resilience manager, director of emergency preparedness/planning/operations, or corporate security specialist. Potential workplaces include: federal or state emergency management agency, law enforcement, corporate business continuity department, state and local government, emergency medical service, private security firm, or fire service.
Capella Education Company was named one of Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America” for 2014 (Forbes, 2014).
Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
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Master's students must have a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
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