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Gain the leadership skills to coordinate agencies in crisis situations by earning a credible and respected online Master’s in Emergency Management degree. Capella has over 500 partnerships with highly-recognized institutions from around the US, including the FBI National Academy, International Association of Emergency Managers, United States Secret Service, and National Sheriffs' Association. Capella also has an Epsilon Pi Phi chapter, the national honor society for Emergency Management.

This program is designed to deepen your understanding of the dynamics of all phases of natural and man-made disasters, including dealing with various human reactions, critical incident stress management, risk assessment, evaluation, and analysis and managing critical incidents via the National Incident Management System (NIMS). You will learn to lead and manage organizations and individuals in emergency preparedness activities. You will also participate in Capella's cutting- edge simulation, Riverbend City, where you will practice solving real-world emergency management challenges.

To learn more about this program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Degree Outcomes

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. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master's in Emergency Management include crisis management consultant; disaster response consultant; emergency operations center director; fire department operations center manager; homeland security coordinator or manager; intelligence operation specialist; logistics coordinator; police officer, probation, parole, correctional administrator or commissioner; security specialist or transportation security. Potential workplaces include: corporation, emergency communications/dispatch center, emergency management agency, federal government agencies, fire service, law enforcement and administration, municipal court system and corrections, prison, private security firm or state government agencies.

For a More In-Depth Study

With this area of study, Capella also offers a program concentration — an opportunity to delve deeper into your specific knowledge area. Your program concentration can be included in your transcript to potentially enhance career opportunities.

Earn Credit for What You Already Know

Your previous learning, work experience, and industry certifications may help you earn your degree in less time. To learn more, contact an enrollment counselor or visit our competency-based Prior Learning Assessment.

To learn more, call 866.933.5973, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.