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Capella University's online Master's in Emergency Management program gives you leadership skills to coordinate agencies in crisis situations. 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).

100% Online Learning; Real World Results: Capella’s online course room ensures that your schedule is designed around your life. Our online learning experience allows you to take classes anywhere, and at any time.  Additionally, you will solve real-world challenges in our exclusive virtual labs, where you’ll practice what you are learning in order to enhance relevant skills.

A Credible Education: Capella is a nationally recognized university. We offer many accredited degree programs that are professionally aligned. We have over 500 partnerships with highly recognized institutions from around the United States including leading criminal justice organizations, such as the FBI National Academy, International Association of Emergency Managers, United States Secret Service, and National Sheriffs' Association.

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.