MPA with a Concentration in Emergency Management

The concentration balances conceptual knowledge in emergency management with skill acquisition in crisis management, hazard assessment and other analytic and management skills. All Emergency Management concentration courses are offered distance learning.

EM Concentration

A total of 12 graduate semester hours is required for the EM Concentration. Emergency Management courses are offered via the Internet only. Students are urged to work with their assigned advisor for appropriate class scheduling.

Students interested in the EM Concentration with the MPA degree need to contact the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at 256-782-5650 for further information about all degree and admissions requirements.

EM Curriculum

EM 505 Foundations in Emergency Management 3 hours
EM 590 Capstone in Emergency Management 3 hours
Add any two of the following four courses
EM 525 Damage Recovery 3 hours
EM 540 Hazard Mitigation 3 hours
EM 545 Emergency Preparedness 3 hours
EM 555 Disaster Response 3 hours
Total EM Courses 12 hours

Distance Learning

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.

Transfer Credits

Up to 6 hours of credit can be granted on transfer pending the approval. Please contact an MPA graduate advisor concerning transfer credit.

Advisement & Registration

Advisement is required for all students accepted into the program. If considering application to the MPA with a concentration in Emergency Management program, students must contact Dr. Dan Krejci in the Public Administration Department at 256-782-5650.

For information on admission to JSU's graduate school, contact JSU Graduate Studies at:

Phone: 256-782-5348 or 800-231-JAX1
Graduate Studies Website

Graduate Application
Class Schedule

Library Resources

JSU provides comprehensive library services for distance learning students. Information on JSU's Distance Learning Library can be found on the library's website.