In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of the profession, the emergency management program draws on the extensive resources of multiple Adelphi University schools, including the College of Nursing and Public Health, College of Arts and Sciences, and Robert B. Willumstad School of Business.
The curriculum provides you with state-of-the-art knowledge, experiential learning and multiple opportunities to customize your education. Whether you work in health care, law enforcement, education or business, our faculty tailor your assignments to ensure you gain expertise that applies not to your field and aligns with your goals.
The online MS in Emergency Management program culminates in a capstone research project in which you address and recommend a solution to a real-world emergency management problem. Ideally, you will help move the industry forward by sharing this research with emergency management leaders and your professional peers.
Credits required to graduate: 39
The online MS in Emergency Management is a 39-credit program that students typically complete in 2.5 years. It culminates with a research-based summative capstone project.
While on the path to completing their master’s degree, students will also earn a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management after just six courses (18 credits).
Two prerequisite courses, DSC 501 Computer Applications and DSC 507 Mathematics for Managers, or the equivalent need to be completed before starting the core curriculum.
All online MS in Emergency Management courses are delivered on the Moodle learning management system. The program is almost entirely recorded, meaning students can view lectures and complete related assignments and activities on their own time, as long as they meet assigned deadlines. However, some instructors may schedule occasional live sessions that students are expected to attend.
Students typically devote 8 to 10 hours per week to coursework. To learn more about how Adelphi University brings its course content to life, visit
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Prerequisite Courses (6 credits)
Core Courses (39 credits)