From earthquakes and train derailments to cybercrimes and terrorist acts, anything can happen, and today's emergency management professionals must be ready to respond.

Walden’s online Master of Science in Emergency Management program helps prepare you with the advanced skills you need to lead emergency response efforts, improve public policy, and protect communities from natural and human-caused disasters. Whether you work in the nonprofit, private, or public sector, this online master’s program will help enable you to serve in a variety of emergency management leadership roles. These roles may include collaborating with first-responder and critical incident-management teams, working with government leaders to improve public policy, and developing and delivering training to response teams and communities.

The online M.S. in Emergency Management program focuses on the key competencies related to creating and implementing disaster prevention and response plans. Coursework will also help prepare you to earn certificates from Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Emergency Management Institute.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

  • Grants and tuition reductions available.

  • Transfer credits for your masters program

  • We'll Take Care of the Details

    When you enroll in this program, you don’t need to worry about buying books or registering for classes. We’ll do that for you.

  • What They Say

    “Walden’s certificate programs provide a great opportunity for working professionals who are eager to expand their skill set and gain additional credentials that can help them advance in the public, private, nonprofit, and law enforcement sectors. In addition to building their knowledge base, students can get a head start on completing bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees at Walden."

    Mark Gordon, Ph.D.
    Associate Dean, School of Public Policy and Administration

  • Earn Certificates

    You may be eligible to earn certificates from the Emergency Management Institute at FEMA as you complete your coursework. Call an enrollment advisor to learn more.


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