Program Overview

From natural disasters to human-caused crises, today’s emergency management professionals must be prepared to lead and coordinate disaster prevention and relief efforts efficiently and effectively. A Master’s in Emergency Management from Capella University will help you build leadership abilities in a supportive, multidisciplinary learning environment. You’ll gain the knowledge and leadership skills to assume greater management responsibility in helping communities prepare for and reduce vulnerability to hazards as well as cope with disasters in private and public settings.

Gain in-depth expertise in coordinating all facets of emergency management, from preparation to mitigation to response and recovery. You’ll learn to evaluate research and apply that knowledge to everyday emergency preparedness and response. By participating in Capella’s virtual simulation lab, you’ll increase your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and expand your effectiveness in a variety of emergency management leadership roles. An added bonus is that a majority of the courses fold directly into a Capella doctoral program in emergency management, saving you time and money if you decide to pursue a PhD in Emergency Management or Doctor of Emergency Management  degree from Capella.

With your Master's in Emergency Management from Capella, you'll learn to lead and manage organizations and individuals in emergency preparedness activities, and evaluate current research to apply practical approaches and solutions to emergency management issues. You'll also analyze hazards, emergencies and disasters to create solutions for emerging threats. 

Common jobs with an online Master's in Emergency Management include crisis management consultant; disaster response consultant; emergency operations center director; homeland security coordinator or manager; logistics coordinator; emergency/disaster management coordinator or consultant, mitigation manager, resilience manager, director of emergency preparedness/planning/operations, or corporate security specialist. Potential workplaces include: federal or state emergency management agency, law enforcement, corporate business continuity department, state and local government, emergency medical service, private security firm, or fire service.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    • Higher Learning Commission: www.hlcommission.org.
    • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

    Requirements

    Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements. 

    Basic requirements for all programs:

    • Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
    • Acknowledgement agreement
    • All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
    • Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable

    Minimum level of education required:

    • Must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution
    • Minimum grade point average of 2.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale

    School Overview

    An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers both foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so that what you’re learning in your courses is immediately applicable to your career goals.

    Respected programs that move you forward
    Organizations around the world have acknowledged Capella’s commitment to quality education with accreditations, state approvals, certifications, awards, recognitions, and designations. Right now, more than 37,000 students are expanding their opportunities with Capella programs. 

    Online education. Two ways.
    Our FlexPath format lets you set your own deadlines and move at your own pace. Our GuidedPath format offers extra structure for those who need it.

    Explore options in key professions

    • Analytics
    • Business
    • Counseling
    • Criminal Justice
    • Education (K–12 & Higher Education)
    • Emergency Management
    • Health Care Administration
    • Human Services
    • Information Assurance and Security
    • Information Technology
    • Nursing
    • Psychology
    • Public Administration
    • Public Health
    • Social Work

    Multiple ways to help you save

    • Employer and association discounts
    • Military discounts
    • Transfer credit
    • Scholarships
    • Streamlined programs
    • Guides (online resource)
    • Credit for real-world learning

    Online flexibility and personalized support 
    At Capella, online learning means you can take your courseroom anywhere, learning when and where it fits your life. And if you need backup, support services are available every step of the way.

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    Disclosure

    Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credentials, or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner’s responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.

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