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Choose JSU for Your Emergency Management Education

JSU’s robust Emergency Management degree programs support a unique and rapidly growing career field for individuals wanting to enter or advance in the areas of law enforcement, emergency management services, government organizations focused on emergency preparedness and disaster response, healthcare organizations and more. 

More than 500 students are enrolled in the university’s Emergency Management accredited online degree programs, choosing JSU for its comprehensive Emergency Management education programs, excellent teaching staff, and the flexibility that online courses offer. 

Learn more about each degree program now:


Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management

The bachelor’s program is designed to prepare students for emergency management careers in the public, private, and voluntary sectors.  The interdisciplinary curriculum blends theoretical perspectives with professional practice, and emphasizes application of knowledge to practice settings.

A total of 120 semester hours are required, with 30 required hours in emergency management education.  This bachelor degree may be supported with a minor in Homeland Security (HS), a minor in Public Safety Telecommunications (PST), or other approved minors.


Other Undergraduate Opportunities


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Master of Science Degree in Emergency Management

The master’s program balances the conceptual knowledge in emergency management with skill acquisition in crisis management, hazard assessment, and other analytic and management skills. 

A total of 30 graduate semester hours are required for a master’s degree in Emergency Management. Curriculum consists of 21 hours of required Emergency Management courses and nine hours of Emergency Management electives.  A comprehensive exam is required of all degree candidates and is taken in the anticipated graduation term.  A thesis is not required for a master’s degree in Emergency Management.


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Doctor of Science Degree in Emergency Management

JSU’s doctoral program provides the focused, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive analysis and applied research necessary for the complex work associated with emergency management.  The curriculum is organized around specific knowledge, skills, and professional values unique to the practice of emergency management.  JSU is one of the only ten universities in the country to offer this degree.

The Doctor of Science degree requires a total of 60 semester credit hours. Required coursework includes 42 hours in administration and policy, practice areas, and research methods and statistics, plus a minimum of 18 hours of dissertation credit.


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Learn more about why JSU is the best choice for an Emergency Management education. Call 256-782-5925 or email em@jsu.edu.

For more information about accredited online degree programs, visit the Office of Technology & Support.

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