Master of Science in Emergency Management
The Master of Science in Emergency Management (MSEM) online program was developed in response to a nationwide need identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for well-trained individuals to plan and coordinate emergency management efforts. Courses are taught by Millersville University faculty, emergency management experts, and disaster studies researchers through the interdisciplinary Center for Disaster Research and Education (CDRE).
The program of courses and electives is designed to enhance student skills in leading efforts in planning, mitigation and response to disastrous events. The 30-credit program can be completed in two calendar years, and it is also flexible for those who need additional time to complete the requirements. The online courses will include faculty and student interactions, discussions, group work, and individual projects. The curriculum follows key areas identified by FEMA's Higher Education Project, and the students are exposed to a wide range of all-hazards emergency management issues.
The 30-credit program including the field practicum experience covers a diverse range of courses ranging from Technical and Professional Writing to Emergency Preparedness for Industry, and electives such as Humanitarian Response to International Disasters, Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Homeland Security, and GIS for Emergency Managers. MSEM graduates are prepared to serve in a variety of positions in the emergency management field and to attain certified emergency manager status.