Program Overview

To move into the upper ranks of the fire service field, you must not only have the knowledge to anticipate and plan for today’s complex emergency scenarios, you must also display the administrative and people skills of an effective leader. Anna Maria College’s Master of Public Administration with a Fire and Emergency Services specialization is designed for experienced firefighters, officers, and other fire-service professionals who want to move into management and high-level positions.

  • Experienced professionals may be eligible for the Mid-Career MPA, allowing them to complete their degree in 30 credit hours.
  • Courses include topics such as the essentials of emergency management, executive leadership and management policies in government finance.
  • Classes are taught in a convenient online format, allowing students to balance school with work and life.

Anna Maria College has a long and respected history of educating fire service professionals. Our graduates have gone on to work as fire chiefs, fire investigators, and in other management positions in the field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    Requirements

    Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Official undergraduate transcript. If you have completed graduate work that you would like considered, an official transcript will be required. Two references. Current resume. Personal statement.

    Restrictions

    This program is not available for residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Wisconsin.

    School Overview

    Anna Maria College is a private, not-for-profit, Catholic liberal arts institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded by the Sisters of Saint Anne in 1946, AMC's programs integrate liberal education and professional preparation that reflect the respect for liberal arts and sciences education grounded in the traditions of the Sisters of Saint Anne—educational innovation, service to others, and access to a quality education for all.

    In addition to the various undergraduate and graduate programs and courses offered at its campus in Paxton, Massachusetts, AMC offers undergraduate and graduate programs online to reach the most diverse group of students possible. Our online programs mirror the close-knit nature of our campus community, with small class s that allow for mentor relationships to develop between faculty and students.

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