Frequently Asked Questions
Choosing a degree and a university are important decisions; therefore, a list of frequently asked questions and answers about JSU’s Emergency Management degree programs has been compiled for your convenience.
It is likely that you will have more very good questions to ask, so when you do, please contact Dr. Tanveer Islam, the department head, to discuss why JSU’s Emergency Management degree programs are some of the best in the country.
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Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management
Master of Science, Emergency Management | Certificate | MPA Concentration
Admissions requirements vary depending on the program a student is applying to pursue. The first step is to apply to JSU's Graduate Studies. For more information or questions about JSU graduate programs, contact the Graduate Studies department 256-782-5348 / 800-231-JAX1 (5291).
Generally speaking for the MS Emergency Management degree program, an application; a $35.00 graduate application fee; official transcripts from every college you have attended (ensuring at least one has a Bachelor's Degree posted); a statement of purpose/interest that shows why the MS degree is important to the applicant, what the applicant will bring to the program, and how the degree will benefit the applicant’s career aspirations; and a professional resume including academic history, employment, and voluntary/community work will need to be submitted. An undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or better (4.0 scale) is required for conditional admission, and a 3.0 or better undergraduate GPA (4.0 scale) is required for unconditional admission. If English is not the applicant’s native language, the applicant is required to submit an official TOEFL score report, an IELTS score report, or a PTE score report.
Students who are interested in pursuing both the Emergency Management Certificate and degree need to complete the certificate as an initial goal, then pending admission to the degree program, completion of degree.
Students seeking admission to the MPA program should contact the program director Dr. Allison Newton at 256-782-5108 for verification of program and admission requirements and deadlines.
No special area of study at the undergraduate level is required for admission to the MS Emergency Management or Emergency Management Certificate programs.
Students seeking admission to the MPA program should contact the program director Dr. Allison Newton at 256-782-5108 for verification of program and admission requirements.