Online Master of Science
in Safety, Security and Emergency Management

with a Master’s Degree
from EKU
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Expand Your Expertise

Earn your master's degree online from EKU and gain the knowledge and skills you'll need to help evolve in your current career while preparing for potential leadership and management opportunities in the fields of fire science, safety, emergency response, and security. Discover what it takes to be a leader and administrator without losing touch with your established expertise. Learn how to run a successful team, develop policy, establish objectives, and adhere to the legal and regulatory side of the fire, safety and security industries. Elect a concentration and focus your degree on the topics that are relevant to your career.
Choose From These Dynamic Degree Programs:
  • Occupational Safety

    Research, investigate and learn how to prevent hazards and accidents in the workplace. Learn about the environmental risks, regulations, emergency practices and safety issues associated with different environments.

  • Homeland Security

    Learn to recognize significant hazards, analyze intelligence, respond to disasters and emergency situations as well as the administrative responsibilities and regulations involved with homeland security professionals.

  • Labor & Employment

    Discover the impact of discrimination law in the workplace, and analyze safety,management and labor related laws and regulations. Explore the foundations of collective bargaining and research current legislation and its impact on the safety industry.

  • Fire & Emergency Services

    Discover what it takes to manage and direct fire departments, fire prevention teams, EMT, search and rescue, investigation, and fire inspection teams.

  • Emergency Management

    Analyze, understand and take control of the situation by learning how to plan for emergencies of different scales. Prepare an approach, implement your ideas and become a leader in the response efforts, work with other agencies, and learn what it takes to rise to the challenge of an emergency situation.

  • School Safety

    Learn to approach safety from the aspect of managing loss potentials for educational service employees, students and school visitors. Focus on defining school safety and exploring the concept of safety as a leadership principle.

Safety, Security and Emergency Management

It's a nationally recognized online master's degree program that delivers the flexibility you'll need to continue working while you learn. Start now. Earn your Master's Degree in Safety, Security, and Emergency management online from Eastern Kentucky University.
  • Offered 100% online
  • Graduate in as few as 12-24 months
  • Elect a concentration that meets your specific career goals
  • Learn from experienced industry professionals

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Jeff Hanson

“The SSEM degree has added many dimensions to my practical Occupational Safety & Health experiences which will, in the long run, make me a stronger safety and health professional for the commercial construction industry. SSEM provides a solid backing to many of the challenges that exist within the profession and provides the necessary tools and skill-sets for implementing change, preventing injury and loss, ensuring compliance and educating an ever-changing workforce."

Jeff Hanson