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M.S. in Emergency Services Management

37 Units

I. Required Courses
(11 of the following courses totaling 27 units)
Course Number Course Name Requisites
EMER 500 Information Literacy for Emergency Services Administration (1) Must be taken concurrently with EMER 502.
EMER 502 Practical Writing Applications for Emergency Services Administration (2) Must be taken concurrently with EMER 500.
EMER 504 E-learning Applications for Emergency Services Administration (1) Must be taken concurrently with EMER 500 and EMER 502.

EMER 506

Emergency Planning and Management (3)

Not open for credit to students with credit In PPA 542.

EMER 530 Analytical Techniques for Decision Support and Innovation (2) Open only to EMER master’s students.
EMER 540 Understanding Management Organizations:
Constructs for Influencing Complex Systems (3)
Open to EMER master’s students only.
EMER 545 Disaster Mental Health Issues in Emergency Management (3) Open to EMER master's students only.
EMER 548 Risk, Crisis, and Inter-Agency Communications (3) Open to EMER master's students only.
EMER 661 Emergency Management Leadership Across the Megacommunity (3) Open to EMER master's students only.

EMER 671

Strategic Planning and Integrative Practices in Emergency Services Administration (3)

Open to EMER master's students only.
CRJU 520 Advanced Criminal Justice Research Methods (3) Special section open only to EMER master’s students with approval of graduate advisor.

II. Elective Courses
(Two of the following courses totaling at least 6 units)
Course Number Course Name
EMER 501 Principles of Emergency Services Administration (3)
EMER 505 Campus and Community Volunteer Emergency Response (3)
EMER 543 Legal, Economic, and Human Issues in Emergency Administration (3)
EMER 544 Law and Legal Issues in Emergency Management (3)
EMER 547 Business Continuity & Emergency Management (3)
EMER 601 Technology Use in Emergency Management (3)
EMER 605 Public Health Issues in Emergency Management (3)
EMER 631 International Emergency Administration Systems: Comparative Analysis ( 3)
EMER 650 Graduate Seminar (3)
EMER 690 Special Topics in Emergency Management (3)
EMER 695 Independent Study (1-6)
EMER 697 Directed Studies (3)
CRJU 604 Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Criminal Justice (3)
GEOG 558 Hazards and Risk Management (3)

Graduate-level courses from related disciplines (e.g., Criminal Justice, Public Policy and Administration; Geography; Health Science; etc.) may also be used to satisfy the elective requirements of the M.S. degree with the permission of the Graduate Advisor.

III. Advancement to Candidacy

1. Satisfaction of the general University requirements for advancement to candidacy, including successful completion of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR);

2. Completion of all core courses;

3. Maintenance of a "B" average (3.0 GPA) in all work completed in the graduate program;

4. Approval of Emergency Management Graduate Faculty and Director of Graduate Studies and Research, College of Health and Human Services.

 

IV. Completion Options
(One of the Following Options Totaling 4 units)
Option Requirements
Capstone Project
4 Units

EMER 694A: Project: Strategic Planning and Integrative Practices in Emergency Services Administration (3)

and

EMER 694B: Project: Strategic Planning and Integrative Practices in Emergency Services Administration (1)

Thesis Option
4 Units

EMER 698: Thesis (1-4)