Evaluate how research impacts policy in emergency management
Apply theoretical perspectives dealing with hazards, risks, and
vulnerability within emergency management systems.
Conduct valid, reliable, and ethical research.
Examine how cross-cultural historical shifts have affected
contemporary emergency management.
Apply valid, reliable, and ethical research to your decisions.
Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and
consistent with the expectations for your profession.
Learn the latest in theory and practice from doctoral faculty who are
actively engaged in the emergency management field.
Learn through our immersive media simulation, Riverbend City, to
develop and practice your skills in a risk-free environment.
Access our engaging, online learning environment anytime, anywhere, with any device—set your own schedule while meeting deadlines.
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think.
Active-duty military service members, their spouses, and veterans
could be eligible for a discount.
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited
Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer
tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn
The online PhD in Emergency Management curriculum features a balance
of theory, research, and application in emergency preparedness,
mitigation, response, and recovery, helping you build your
Allows you to work extensively on your dissertation topic,
methodology, literature review, and research plan from the beginning
of your program.
Our doctoral curriculum is designed to give you dedicated support
early in your program—so you can be confident in the steps to
completing your degree.
Enhance the skills you develop in your program coursework through
these intensive, onsite experiences with students and faculty.
|Course Number||Course Title|
|EMG7025||Emergency Management Policy and the Administration of Emergencies and Disasters|
|EMG7035||Emergency Management Systems|
|EMG8015||Risk Management in Emergency Management|
|EMG8025||Emergency Management Operations and Planning|
|EMG8045||Contemporary Issues in Emergency Management|
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
These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads).
They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for
Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their
fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need,
A doctoral degree takes special effort. It's why we offer expert
support at every step to keep you moving forward toward your
For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about
thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.
It takes a range of public service professionals, from law
enforcement to case managers, to respond to a crisis.
Firefighter Mark Warnick shares how he achieved his bachelor’s,
master’s, and PhD at Capella.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
online emergency management doctoral 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.