University of New Haven

Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences

Master of Science in Emergency Management Online


300 Boston Post Road

West Haven, CT 06516

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Emergency Management

Format: Online

Program Description:

Only the second such program in New England, our fully online Master of Science in Emergency Management offers 36 credits of interdisciplinary coursework – delivered in a hybrid online format – that prepares students for successful roles in emergency and disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. Students in the program study the social affects of disasters, disaster types, the role of the emergency manager in disasters, and disaster preparedness in the public and private sectors. Students complete eight required core courses covering topics in hazard mitigation, catastrophe readiness, disaster recovery, emergency incident management, and also choose four electives to complete their graduate program

Here are additional facts about the online program:

  • 100% online. Classes are completely on your schedule, and each takes just 6 to 7.5 weeks to complete.
  • One course per term. Only one course is required per term for maximum work-life balance.
  • The University of New Haven is a recognized leader in this field, and a master’s degree from the University of New Haven strengthens your resume. The University of New Haven’s program is also one of the few master’s degrees that fully aligns with FEMA guidelines.
  • Design an Emergency Response Plan. You will create your own Emergency Response Plan, for organizations and government entities, as part of the University of New Haven’s masters degree.



The university is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

International Student Requirements:

International students must provide proof of English proficiency from the TOEFL or IELTS exam or successfully complete ELS level 112 to enroll in courses. A Financial Statement for International Students form is also required along with an original bank statement from the student's sponsor showing adequate funds.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 890 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

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