Online Emergency Management & Disaster Resilience Degrees

What is emergency management & disaster resilience?

Emergency management & disaster resilience is an ever-changing industry. It requires skilled and knowledgeable leaders who plan for disasters and emergencies. Do you have what it takes to lead in life-saving situations? Learn how to become a more effective emergency management professional by examining the connections between organizations and first-response agencies, and find ways to work with other officials to review and revise emergency operations plans for best practices. Part of emergency management also entails organizing emergency response training programs for staff, volunteers and other first responders in your community.

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Included among “America’s Top Colleges” for the seventh consecutive year.

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Included in U.S. News & World Report‘s annual listing of top colleges and universities.

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Ranked 9th as Top Online College for Occupational Safety Degrees.

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A Future in Emergency Management By The Numbers

Small 96 Percent icon96% of our MS SSEM graduates are employed*

Small 64 Percent icon64% received a salary increase upon degree completion*

91 percent icon91% MS SSEM graduates agreed that it helped them be more competitive in the job marketplace*

*2012 graduate survey

What can you do with an Emergency Management Degree?

Leaders plan for the unexpected.

Every sector of the social and economic world needs trained emergency directors to respond when it matters most. Changes in weather patterns, natural disasters and population growth in the coming decades all project to put humanity at risk, which means emergency directors will be vital to saving lives.

Our MS SSEM grads hold positions with respected employers such as:

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • General Electric
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • ExxonMobil
  • Target
  • The State of Kentucky
  • United States Marshals Service

Use your online emergency management degree to explore opportunities in:

  • Local, state and federal government
  • Health care and social assistance
  • Educational services, both public and private
  • Professional, scientific and technical service

Why choose EKU Online?

In the world of emergency services, experience and education are essential for career advancement. A master’s degree or graduate certificate from EKU can put you on the path to earn more respect, enjoy new career opportunities and save more lives. You can enjoy the flexibility of our interactive format and gain a competitive edge by applying your newfound knowledge in the field and earning a valuable credential.

Earn credit for your training and professional experience

We partner with several safety training organizations throughout the industry. If you’ve worked with any of these agencies, you may be eligible for MS SSEM credit:

  • OSHA Training Institute
  • Loss Prevention Foundation
  • National Fire Academy
  • U.S. Army (Homeland Security & Safety)
  • National Safety Management Society