Minimize risk and safeguard the public by earning an online Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Emergency Management. You'll learn the management skills to plan, prepare and respond to critical threats in both life and business, such as organizational crises, natural disasters, hazardous spills and security threats.
The MSM degree is becoming increasingly popular and is designed to give current and aspiring managers the people and project skills to face today's extreme business challenges. With the emergency management concentration, you'll be ready to evaluate strategies for preparedness, response and recovery using the guidelines of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Incident Management System (FIMS). You'll graduate prepared to lead the crisis response in a variety of settings, from public agencies to private firms, on a local or global scale.
The master's in emergency management online program gives you a deep understanding of the issues and challenges of disaster response and recovery. You’ll evaluate crisis planning strategies and structures, including the role and responsibilities of local, state and federal government. You’ll also be well versed in safeguarding an organization, community or nation from an unpredictable or unprecedented event. Even better, the classes use scenario-based approaches and case studies to analyze real-world critical incidents, so you’ll be ready to manage an emergency, from the early stages to the final phase of recovery.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your online emergency management degree at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Earning a master's in emergency management online degree puts you in a powerful position for employment in a range of fields, including government agencies, education, healthcare and private business. The strong core of your MSM degree gives you the added flexibility to apply your management skills across a wide range of industries. With this degree, you'll be prepared to take on jobs such as:
Emergency management directors are in demand - according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects in this field are projected to grow 8% from 2016 to 2026.* Employees with a master's degree earn 20% more on average than those with only a bachelor's degree and almost 97% more than those without a degree, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.*
The master’s in emergency management online program covers the principles of crisis management, including the FEMA tenets of planning, preparedness, response and recovery. The MSM coursework also explores crisis communication, risk assessments and emergency leadership, from the beginning of an incident to its end.
Total Credits: 36
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.