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  1. Resume
  2. A one- to two-page writing sample/cover letter that describes the applicant’s motivations, interests, and goals for earning this degree. The writing sample/cover letter should discuss:
    1. the applicant’s current work responsibilities and participation in emergency management; and/or
    2. the applicant’s volunteer service or experiences related to emergency management; and/or
    3. the applicant’s future goals and how they relate to the field of emergency management
  3. B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited institution, with a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Official transcripts of all coursework must be submitted.
  4. Three professional letters of reference, one preferably from an employer of the applicant. If the applicant has any training in emergency management, a letter clarifying this participation and the credentials awarded should be submitted.

Course credit toward this M.S. degree:

  • If an applicant has extensive in-service experience or previous graduate education in a related field, up to 9 credit hours of transfer academic credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis.

For more information:

For specific questions about the application and advising, please contact:

Martine Fezler
Graduate Programs Assistant