Emergency Management Program (Online), M.Sc.

University of New Haven

Study in:United States
Deadline: 1 May 2019


The market for emergency management professionals is growing significantly as the number of weather and environmentally related events and terrorist threats continue to rise.Our Emergency Management Program was the second such program offered in New England and is designed to focus on disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.  In addition, the program offers courses on the social effects of different disaster types, the role of the emergency manager in disasters, and disaster preparedness in the public and private sectors.

Program Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Emergency Management
  • Principles and Practices of Hazard Mitigation
  • Catastrophe Readiness and Response
  • Holistic Disaster Recovery: Creating a More Sustainable Future
  • Disaster Response Operations and Management
  • Social Dimensions of Disaster
  • Emergency Incident Management
  • Food Plain Management
  • Political and Policy Basis of Emergency Management
  • Emergency Management Research Project
  • Emergency Management Thesis Proposal and Research
  • Emergency Management Thesis Writing and Defense

Academic Requirements

  • Online application
  • $50 non-refundable fee
  • Official university transcripts and proof of bachelor’s degree completion. An explanation of your university grading system must also be provided along with your transcripts.
  • Two letters of recommendation from your professors or employers
  • A Statement of Purpose is required. A résumé is highly recommended

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There are 3 types of loan for Emergency Management Program for Graduate students:

  • Federal Direct Student Loan – A federal loan where the student is the borrower. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (5 credits each trimester) to be considered for the Federal Student Loan.
  • Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan – A credit based federal loan where the student is the borrower. Students may borrow up to theCost of Attendanceminus any financial aid the student is receiving. A credit-worthy endorser (co-signer) may be required by the lender. Students must first have their eligibility determined for the Federal Direct Student Loan before borrowing the Graduate PLUS loan.
  • Private Alternative Loans – These are private credit based loans where the student is the borrower and may require a credit worthy co-signer. Students should maximize their federal loan eligibility before applying for a private loan.

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