Program Overview

The Master of Science in Administration with a Specialization in Emergency Planning and Administration degree offered by Lynn University is a program of study intended to help students develop into leaders and managers who serve in the private or public sector. Students should understand the impact of global transformations, which affect the daily lives of everyone. This program is designed to help students empower themselves to cultivate their unique potential and talents as well as to promote mastery of the knowledge, skills, and aptitudes necessary to proliferate effective leadership. The complex challenges and issues that have been presented to the world since September 11, 2001 have ushered in changes in technology, demographics, and public policy in a way that has influenced the management of emergencies and disasters.

This program aims to equip students with the ability to meet the challenges and demands and to participate in insightful examination of relevant issues in Emergency Planning and Administration. This program prepares students to become knowledgeable and skilled administrators who can effectively deal with the growing challenges of emergencies and disasters. The curriculum of the Emergency Planning and Administration program is designed to provide tomorrow’s leaders with the knowledge and skills based in theories and practices related to management, crisis response, and intergovernmental frameworks.

This program requires students to complete 36 credit hours of courses in order to graduate with a Master of Science in Administration degree. Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Administration program must participate in courses such as: Management and Administration, Financial Management, and Public Institutions, Public Policy, and Democracy. These foundational courses lead up to a student specializing in Emergency Planning and Administration’s courses such as Technology in Emergency Planning and Administration, Planning Processes for Emergency Administration, and The Social Dimensions of Disaster.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Undergraduate prerequisites for EPA students are CMS 200 Introduction to Computers and DQR 200 Special Topics in Quantitative Reasoning for Exploration and Analysis.

    School Overview

    Lynn University was founded in 1962 in Boca Raton, Florida, and offers pre-professional training combined with liberal arts courses.

    Academic schools at Lynn University include:

    • School of Aeronautics
    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Business and Management
    • Conservatory of Music
    • College of Education
    • College of International Communication

    Online programs are offered during accelerated 8-week terms in undergraduate and graduate courses. Online degree programs include bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and certificates.


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