This graduate program is designed to develop emergency management and related professionals grounded in emergency management principles, social and natural science knowledge, administrative and managerial skills, and technical and personal competencies. The program will contribute to the professionalization of the emergency management community and help cultivate a culture of preparedness and prevention through developing skills to build community capacity to solve problems in emergency situations.
36 credit hours
The student will be able to research an emergency management topic and present his/her findings in a concise and clear document.
The student shall be able to describe the effects of social and cultural issues on emergency planning and the special types of emergency planning that might be needed to address same.
The student will be able to describe the various FEMA disaster programs, what their components are and what areas of disaster recovery they are applicable to. In addition the student will be able to describe the Hazard Mitigation grant program.
The student will be able to identify and discuss the ethical issues related to emergency management such as: evacuation planning, emergency response, and emergency recovery actions.
The student will be able to identify and use new and emerging technologies to improve emergency management capabilities.
The student will be able to describe how non-government and private sector entities need to become partners in public sector emergency planning
The student will be able to demonstrate using a FEMA model plan to develop a local emergency operation plan. In addition be able to describe the difference between annexes and emergency support functions.