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Master of Science in Emergency Services Management

master of science in emergency services management

Description

The Master of Science in Emergency Services Management degree program emphasizes the development of managerial and communication skills which students will need when operating within the field. The curriculum presents a comprehensive foundation of the disaster cycle, as well as establishes a broad basis for the background, components, stakeholders, and systems involved in the management of disasters and other man-made or natural emergencies

Instructed by expert industry leaders, THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY’s online M.S. in emergency services management emphasizes the managerial and communication skills that are required for operating in the field. The curriculum for this degree program covers a comprehensive review of the disaster cycle, as well as establishes a broad foundation for the background, components, stakeholders and systems involved in the management of disasters and other man-made or natural emergencies.

THE AU’s M.S. in emergency services management is a board-approved program by the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM).

Upon completion of the program, students should be able to do the following:
  • Demonstrate effective emergency management communications using a variety of media.
  • Analyze the inter-organizational roles required within emergency management legal constructs.
  • Analyze the theoretical and practical concepts surrounding the disaster cycle within the emergency services field.
  • Apply best practices to real-world situations involving management in emergency services management.

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Curriculum

The Master of Science in Emergency Services Management degree program emphasizes the development of managerial and communication skills, which students will need when operating within the field. The curriculum presents a comprehensive foundation of the disaster cycle, as well as establishes a broad basis for the background, components, stakeholders, and systems involved in the management of disasters and other man-made or natural emergencies.

Major Requirements | Total Required Semester Hours: 36

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Phone: +1 202-773-8688
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Our goal is to provide the strongest online academic programs at an affordable rate. On average, our tuition is less than half the cost of our competitors.

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Giving our students the flexibility they need to fit education into their busy schedules is at the core of our mission. Our courses are designed to accommodate working professionals, moms, dads, and anyone else who is balancing school with other life commitments.

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Complete assignments at your own pace while working within set course start and end dates. A term lasts approximately nine weeks.

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THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY provides student-centered support services that are personal, responsive and geared toward assisting students in achieving their educational goals. Caring, highly-trained faculty and staff create innovative educational programs that incorporate the latest instructional technology with challenging curriculums. THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY focuses on affordable, quality online instruction with a general education core that promotes lifelong learning and success.