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Master of Science in Emergency Management (ERM)

The Master of Science in Emergency Management degree program promotes stronger and more resilient communities by preparing you to engage in the effective management of hazards and crises.

This program is offered online. It builds on the strengths of the undergraduate major in Criminal Justice. The program prepares graduates to both avert and address human and natural disasters and emergencies efficaciously.



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Here's a small sample of what you can do with an Emergency Management degree from Brevard College:

  • Control Room Operator
  • Security Officer
  • Public Information Officer
  • Safety Coordinator 
  • Disaster Recovery Manager
  • Educator
  • Environmental Health and Safety Officer
  • Safety Director
  • Director of Security 

You'll combine intensive, on-campus coursework with online coursework to master experiential, hands-on applications.

You'll complete FEMA certifications, with online coursework that integrates an in-depth study of professional theory, ethics, skills, and practice to prepare graduates for professional work involving the issues, techniques, technologies, laws, policies, planning, and protocols of emergency management. 

You'll learn from faculty who are experts in the field. 

Students seeking the Master of Science degree in Emergency Management must complete the following:

  1. Courses included in the Core Curriculum (21 hours)
  2. A minimum of 12 hours of advisor approved graduate-level elective work designed to meet the students’ professional objectives.
  3. Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 for continued participation in the program, with a maximum of six (6) hours of “C” work.
  4. The master’s degree program must be completed within six years of the time of admission to the program.
  1. Completed application for admission.
  2. Completion of a B.A. or B.S. degree from a regional accredited college or university.
  3. Minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.


Graduates from Western Carolina University's undergraduate program will receive automatic, guaranteed admission into Brevard College's Graduate Program.**


  • $600 per credit hour.
  • Brevard College graduates & current active public safety professionals pay $500 per credit hour.*
  • Brevard College employees pay $300 per credit hour.
  • Graduate program applicants are excused from paying the Enrollment Fee

*Currently active public safety professionals are eligible for the First Responder tuition rate at Brevard College of $500 per credit hour. This includes members of law enforcement, fire, EMS, emergency management, corrections, and 911 communications.

**Students admitted through the Admissions Advantage Program pay $500 per credit hour.



Emergency Management Faculty