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Examine how research in emergency management impacts policy in the
Apply leadership models to modern emergency management issues.
Use strategic and tactical thinking principles in leadership and
administrative roles in the emergency management system.
Apply valid, reliable, and ethical research to your decisions.
Lead and manage integrated emergency management organizations and
agencies across all sectors.
Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and
consistent with the expectations for your profession.
Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.
Learn the latest in theory and practice from a doctoral faculty who
are actively engaged in the emergency management field.
Engaging media simulations help you develop and practice skills in
on-the-job, risk-free scenarios.
You’ll gain advanced knowledge to make effective, evidence-based
decisions that are based on research and not popular opinion.
Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you
need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way
around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and
it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).
Your price may be higher or lower depending on your
specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer
credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you
would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits
and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.
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We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools.
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The online MS in Emergency Management curriculum helps you gain
in-depth expertise in coordinating all facets of emergency management,
from preparation to mitigation to response and recovery.
Application of Emergency Management Theory
This course introduces learners to the application of emergency management theories by scholars and professionals in research, policy, practice, and systems. Learners in the course identify and assess primary theoretical constructs and research methodologies commonly used in emergency management. Throughout the course, learners synthesize relevant theories and applicable methodologies in order to generate potential research topics, determine potential policy issues, and examine ways to inform emergency management administration. Prerequisite(s): PSL7020, completion of or concurrent registration in PSL7030. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Emergency Management Policy and the Administration of Emergencies and Disasters
This course focuses on the organizational challenges that emergency management leadership typically encounters in contemporary society. Learners critically examine the intended and unintended effects of political, social, and legal policies and pressures impacting the ways emergency management organizations function. Learners assess organizational and administrative theories, and best practices for leadership and administration in emergency management. Learners also analyze innovative policies and change initiatives to achieve specific ethical and functional objectives. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in EMG7015; PSL7030.
|4 quarter credits|
Emergency Management Systems
Learners in this course identify best practices to coordinate and manage comprehensive emergency management systems. Learners examine technology and research-integrated applications, risk communication, risk-based decision making, application of theory, and monitoring and measurement of the programs analyzed. Prerequisite(s): EMG7015, PSL7030.
|4 quarter credits|
Risk Management Application
In this course, learners determine best practices for risk assessment
composed of hazard identification, vulnerability assessment, and
impact analysis as an integrated process. Throughout the course,
learners integrate the theoretical paradigm supporting the management
of risk and risk-based decision making.
Prerequisite(s): EMG7015, PSL7030.
|4 quarter credits|
Integrative Project for Emergency Management
In this course, learners demonstrate proficiency in a specific area
related to emergency management by applying learning from required and
elective courses to develop an original project. Throughout the
process, learners select an emergency management theoretical
perspective and apply it to best practices and industry-specific
approaches and methods. Using their project, learners write a paper to
demonstrate knowledge they have gained throughout the program.
For MS in Emergency Management learners only. Prerequisite(s):
Completion of all required and elective coursework. Cannot be
fulfilled by transfer or prior learning assessment.
|4 quarter credits|
Concentrations let you hone in on your specific area of interest that
can get you even closer to your exact career goals. The concentrations
you earn will be included on your transcript.
Apply research and theory to inform policy and practice to design and
manage resilient systems.
Address the hazards that threaten the well-being of society with the
Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) Concentration.
Prepare to teach using your personal teaching philosophy and applying
ethical decision-making, multicultural competence, and more.
Implement project management practices through innovative technology
related to communication, collaboration, information management, and
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Kay Goss, former Associate FEMA Director, talks about her long career
in emergency management and the importance of a focused
Basic answers to questions about the growing—and evolving—field of
Help your community respond and recover from disasters with an
emergency management degree.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
master's in emergency management degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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