Master of Science in Emergency Management
The M.S. program in Emergency Management 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 thesis is not required for a master’s degree in Emergency Management.
Emergency Management is a fantastically diverse career-field with a favorably projected future job growth. There are a variety of opportunities in public service at all levels of government and in a variety of sectors, including education, healthcare and private business.
- Emergency Management Director (FEMA, State, local, non-profit, private sector)
- Emergency Management Specialist
- Disaster Program Manager
- Emergency Planner
- Anti-Terrorism Specialist
- Information/Cyber Security Analyst
- Intelligence Analyst
- Public Safety Telecommunicator
Median Annual Salary
|Emergency Management Director (FEMA)||$162,930|
|Emergency Management Director (Private Sector)||$128,500|
|Information/Cyber Security Analyst||$102,600|
|Emergency Management Director (State and Local)||$76,730|
|Emergency Management Director (Nonprofit)||$69,090|
|Emergency Management Specialist||$64,500|
|Disaster Program Manager||$47,900|
|Public Safety Telecommunicator||$46,670|
- Only program in Alabama and one of the few in the nation that offers Emergency Management academic degrees in all three levels (undergraduate, master's and doctoral). We also offer a Cybersecurity micro-credential and a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management.
- Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management is Available