A Unique Program Offered Online

All courses in Lander’s M.S. in Emergency Management program are specifically designed for this degree, and all are taught online by faculty with expertise and experience in academics, leadership, and emergency management. Some instructors are full-time faculty at Lander; others are from outside universities and organizations. Some are emergency managers or emergency responders. Development of the program’s curriculum was a joint effort with prospective government, non-profit and business employers, and governmental agencies, such as FEMA and the National Guard. 

  • Designed to fit your schedule, with a reasonable expectation of completion in two years.
  • Up to 9 credit hours of graduate course work may be transferable from another institution on a case-by-case basis.
  • Every applicant will be assisted with the application process.
  • Practical research projects for your employer or an approved organization, embedded in most courses, create a portfolio of work that demonstrates your proficiency in the field.
  • Some classes have students complete FEMA-related training as a way of applying academic knowledge and possibly gaining additional certifications

The curriculum consists of 6 core courses, 4 elective courses, and 1 required capstone course for a total of 31 credit hours. 

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
EMGT 600 3
EMGT 605 3
EMGT 615 3
EMGT 630 3
EMGT 635 3
EMGT 680 3
EMGT 695* 1

*Required Capstone Course

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ELECTIVES CREDIT HOURS
Choose any 4:  
EMGT 610 3
EMGT 620 3
EMGT 625 3
EMGT 640 3
EMGT 670 3
EMGT 675 3
EMGT 685 3
   
TOTAL FOR MS DEGREE 31
  • Courses are planned so that students can finish in 6 terms (two years), taking 2 courses per term (including summer)
  • Except for the introductory course and capstone, there is no required sequencing of courses
  • All courses were designed specifically for this degree