Masters in Emergency Management
This degree balances 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 the degree with 21 required hours of emergency management courses, and 9 hours of approved emergency management electives. All requirements for the degree can be met through distance learning. A 15-hour Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management and a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Emergency Management degree are also available.
Successful completion of a total of 30 graduate semester hours of emergency management (EM) courses are required for this degree. Course requirements consist of twenty-one (21) hours of required EM courses and nine (9) hours of 500-level electives [choose three (3) courses from the elective EM courses listed below].
|EM 505 Foundations of Emergency Management||3 hours|
|EM 525 Disaster Recovery||3 hours|
|EM 530 Research Methods in Emergency Management||3 hours|
|EM 540 Hazard Mitigation||3 hours|
|EM 545 Emergency Preparedness||3 hours|
|EM 555 Disaster Response||3 hours|
|EM 590 Capstone in Emergency Management||3 hours|
|Total Required EM Courses||21 hours|
Choose three elective courses for the list below:
|EM 511 Disasters and the Media||3 hours|
|EM 515 Legal Aspects of Emergency Management||3 hours|
EM 521 Exercise Design and Evaluation
|EM 526 Advanced Radiological Incidents Operations||3 hours|
|EM 535 Terrorism and Homeland Security||3 hours|
|EM 548 Vulnerability and Capacity-Building||3 hours|
|EM 565 Management Systems in Disaster||3 hours|
|EM 568 Crisis Management for Business and Industry||3 hours|
|EM 570 Biosecurity||3 hours|
|EM 575 Health and Medical Aspects of Emergency Management||3 hours|
|EM 576 Healthcare Leadership for All-Hazards Incidents||3 hours|
EM 578 Advanced Public Information Officer for Hospital and Healthcare
|EM 580 Current Issues in Homeland Security||3 hours|
|EM 595 Directed Studies in Emergency Management||3 hours|
|EM 596 Internship in Emergency Management||3 hours|
|Total EM Elective Courses||9 hours|
|Total Hours Required for Degree||30 hours|
All of the requirements for this degree can be met without attending any sessions on campus. JSU is uniquely qualified to meet your distance learning needs. A pioneer in the field, with over 1,200 of JSU's student body of 8,900 students are pursuing course work via distance learning.
Up to 6 hours of credit can be granted on transfer pending the approval of the Emergency Management Department Head and the Dean of the Graduate School. Please contact a graduate advisor concerning transfer credit.
Advisement & Registration
Advisement is required for all students accepted into the program. If considering application to the MS in Emergency Management program, contact:
Denise DaSilva at 256-782-8262 or 800-231-JAX1 ext. 8262
For information on admission to JSU's graduate school, contact JSU Graduate Studies at:
JSU provides comprehensive library services for distance learning students. Information on JSU's Distance Learning Library can be found on the library's website.