Resources for Current Students
Required courses will be offered once a year and elective courses will be offered every other year. Please note that you will need to notify Dr. Yalda ahead of time (one semester before you plan to complete) to discuss your Field Practicum Experience. The Field Practicum will be offered as a regular course or as independent study depending on the number of students needing to complete the course.
It is highly recommended that you plan the timing of your courses ahead of time and please consult with Dr. Yalda on any questions and concerns about the course offerings or the MSEM program. Your input is always appreciated and highly valued.
The MSEM courses are designed to provide you with flexibility but also guided instruction to ensure your success. All courses in the program are scheduled to meet online utilizing a live classroom environment. This provides an opportunity for discussion, questions, and exchange in addition to the ongoing and asynchronous discussions and work in progress throughout the course. All faculties will provide you with online access to all course materials and resources and will communicate with you routinely.
The registrar handles issues such as transcripts, grades, the academic calendar, schedules, registration, military leave policies, transfer credits, and more. You can access the registrar’s webpage for further information regarding the above issues, as well as contact information and hours of operation for the office.
The bursar handles issues such as tuition and fees, payment options and plans, and so on. You can access the bursar’s webpage for further information regarding the above issues, as well as contact information and hours of operation for the office.
Students can access journals, scholarly articles, books, and other research materials availble through Millersville's library by visiting the library's website. To access these materials, you will need a library barcode. To get your barcode, login to MyVille and click on the 'Personal Info' tab. Under the box that says 'Personal Info', your personal Library barcode is displayed.
Before classes begin, a list of books needed for each course will be posted on the EMGT D2L Forum. Books for the MSEM courses can be purchased at various bookstores online.Back to top
- The International Association of Emergency Management (IAEM) Job Board
- Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (POEM)
- Pennsylvania Emergency Management Association (PEMA) Job Board
- The George Washing ton University School of Public Health and Health Services
- Emergency Management Website
- Emergency Management Professional Organization for Women's Enrichment Job Board
- University of Delaware's Research Experience for Undergraduates
- Maryland Emergency Management Agency
- USAJOBS- The Federal Government's Official Job Site
There are several professional organizations within the field of emergency management. Many of these organizations offer great networking opportunities, as well as access to resources that include job and internship boards, training opportunities, conferences, and so on. Many of these organizations offer student membership rates.
- The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
- The National Emergency Management Association (NEMA)
- The Emergency Management Professional Organization for Women’s Enrichment (EMPOWER)
- The Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Association, International (DERA)
- Emergency Management Higher Education Consortium
- State-wide emergency management associations: varies by state
The Federal Emergency Management Association is dedicated to aiding the professionalism and higher education that the field of emergency management requires to grow. Also included in FEMA's goals are the standardization of response processes and language throughout the many different aspects of emergency management. In response to this, FEMA and the Emergency Management Institute offer free independent study courses in emergency management framework and response via their website.
It is highly recommended that incoming students complete (if they have not already) the following courses upon matriculation in the program:
IS-1 Emergency Manager: An Orientation to the Position
IS-100.a Introduction to Incident Command System
The field of emergency management can make you feel as though you are constantly speaking in code, as there are numerous acronyms for everything from organizations to response frameworks. Listed below are links to several different glossaries of commonly used EM acronyms.
- An exhaustive list (PDF)
- FEMA list of terms (PDF)
- Washington State Department of Health Glossary
- A list local to Texas
The Center for Disaster Research and Education (CDRE) at Millersville University was established to provide students interested in the field of emergency management with a multidisciplinary education by supplementing MSEM course work with various research and internship opportunities. Students are encouraged to work with their communities in order to increase their community’s overall resilience to and knowledge of disaster. Students working within the community will be gaining the professional experience needed to be successful in the field of emergency management while at the same time increasing a community’s ability to prepare and respond to disaster. The CDRE is committed to raising the awareness of disaster by disseminating any research and findings in a language that is useful to the general public and emergency management personnel.
CDRE and MSEM:
The MSEM program and the Environmental Hazards and Emergency Management minor are associated with the Millersville University Center for Disaster Research and Education (CDRE). The CDRE was established in 2006 to:
- Provide multi-disciplined education, research, and internship opportunities
- Contribute to the education of the next generation
- Conduct research
- Disseminate research findings
- Contribute to the communities within the region and the nation
The CDRE offers research opportunities and applied experiences that may be of interest and related to your courses or practicum experience and can be used a resource for internships and employment opportunities. Please visit the CDRE homepage for more information.Back to top