Master of Science in Emergency Management

A Critical Need at a Critical Time

eye of a hurricaneHurricanes. Chemical spills. Floods. Earthquakes. Manufacturing accidents. Tornadoes. Blizzards. Acts of terrorism.

Whether man-made or natural, the list of potential disasters to which our state, region and nation are vulnerable is sizeable. From preparedness and first response to long-term recovery, the ability to provide expert emergency management in all phases of a disaster is critical to economic development and continuity, both on a small scale (businesses, organizations or institutions) and large scale (city, state, region or nation).

Lander University’s online Master of Science degree in Emergency Management can help you enhance your career if you currently have responsibilities that relate to emergency management, such as:
  • Insurance adjustment
  • City planning
  • Transportation logistics management
  • Information technology management
  • Business management
  • University/school administration
  • Non-governmental or charitable volunteerism
  • First-response (medical, police, fire, national guard or U.S. military)
Lander’s Master of Science in Emergency Management program will train you in the science of management during natural and man-made disasters. As a graduate of the program, you will:
emergency management meeting
  • Know the differences among the three phases of emergencies: (1) preparedness and mitigation; (2) response; and (3) recovery;
  • Comprehend the increasing complexity of emergency management incidents from local to regional to national and international emergencies;
  • Understand the interplay of FEMA, National Guard, utility companies, NGOs, businesses, etc., in all phases of emergency management;
  • Recognize the cultural, socio-economic and legal impacts of natural or man-made emergencies depending on location; and
  • Understand the special requirements of emergency management leadership and crisis communications.
Did you know?
  • The vast majority of costs of emergency management come from the private sector and charitable organizations.
  • The vast majority of people working in emergency management come from the private sector with primary operational responsibilities.
  • With increasing population densities, natural or man-made events are likely to cost billions of dollars; but with advanced education in emergency management, you will be better equipped to save lives and reduce damages.