Education >> Browse Articles >> Education Article


Master of Science in Emergency Management

Master of Science in Emergency Management

In times of natural or manmade disaster, societies rely heavily on those with sufficient training and certification in rescue and relief operations. Emergency management is becoming increasingly important in today’s unpredictable world.

With the right experience and training, professionals can hold specialist positions like emergency program manager or director, emergency operations center chief, director of security, risk management expert, emergency preparedness instructor, hospital coordinator, or technical training supervisors.

The curriculum covers leadership, emergency management and preparedness, homeland security and terrorism, and security management. Successful graduates are prepared for careers in a variety of protective and security professions. Recent major disasters around the world have brought to light the importance of professionals with advanced leadership skills to oversee the organizations that respond to complex emergencies, such as natural disasters and terrorist attacks. This specialization is designed to deepen your knowledge of how to handle sensitive and unpredictable situations, navigate the many public safety agencies, and deal with varied human reactions. The emergency management specialization is designed for professionals in law enforcement, fire service, or other security fields who want to expertly manage critical incidents.

Career Options:
• Assistant Chief
• Deputy Chief
• Fire Chief
• Homeland Security

Back to Firelink’s Degree Center