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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 helping prepare you to engage in the effective management of hazards and crises.

This hybrid program will be offered at the Brevard College campus and online. It will build on the strengths of Brevard College’s largest, thriving undergraduate major in Criminal Justice and the College’s strong foundation in experiential learning in the liberal arts to prepare graduates who both avert and address human and natural disasters and emergencies efficaciously.

What you’ll experience in the graduate program

  • You'll combine intensive, on-campus coursework with online coursework and will master experiential, hands-on applications.
  • You'll complete FEMA certifications, with online coursework that integrates 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.
  • You'll take classes on-campus and online.

Degree Requirements (33 hours)

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

  1. Courses included in the Core Curriculum (18 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.

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