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From natural disasters to human-caused crises, today’s emergency management professionals must be prepared to lead and coordinate disaster prevention and relief efforts efficiently and effectively. A Master’s in Emergency Management from Capella University will help you build leadership abilities in a supportive, multidisciplinary learning environment. You’ll gain the knowledge and leadership skills to assume greater management responsibility in helping communities prepare for and reduce vulnerability to hazards as well as cope with disasters in private and public settings.

Gain in-depth expertise in coordinating all facets of emergency management, from preparation to mitigation to response and recovery. You’ll learn to evaluate research and apply that knowledge to everyday emergency preparedness and response. By participating in Capella’s virtual simulation lab, you’ll increase your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and expand your effectiveness in a variety of emergency management leadership roles. An added bonus is that a majority of the courses fold directly into a Capella doctoral program in emergency management, saving you time and money if you decide to pursue a PhD in Emergency Management or Doctor of Emergency Management  degree from Capella.

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; homeland security coordinator or manager; logistics coordinator; emergency/disaster management coordinator or consultant, mitigation manager, resilience manager, director of emergency preparedness/planning/operations, or corporate security specialist. Potential workplaces include: federal or state emergency management agency, law enforcement, corporate business continuity department, state and local government, emergency medical service, private security firm, or fire service.

To learn more, call 877.239.9487, 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.