Master's in Emergency Management

"The individualized attention extended by the University's staff has made the online experience more personable than I could have imagined."

What Can You Do With An Emergency Management Masters? 

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Our graduates work in many prestigious organizations, including: 

  • Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) 
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 
  • CT Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security 
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital 
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Sikorsky Aircraft 
  • Branford Fire Department 
  • Gaylord Hospital 
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What You'll Learn in This Emergency Management Program

As a firefighter, you’ve seen it all. You’ve battled blazes and rescued people from dangerous situations. If you're ready to explore the next phase of your career — the University of New Haven is ready to help. 

Our Master’s in Emergency Management is the best choice for firefighters looking to learn new leadership skills, emergency response planning, and fire maintenance and readiness. Ours was only the second program in New England — offering courses on the social effects of disasters, the role of the emergency manager, and disaster preparedness in the public and private sectors.

And our 100% online program is specifically designed for working professionals. So you can attend school and still have time for other priorities in your life.

Our graduates work in federal, state, and local governments, hospitals, law enforcement, research companies, private sector disaster management, and nonprofits.

Learn what our 100% online graduate degree can do for you! 

A master’s in Emergency Management will prepare you for management and supervisory positions. According to the US Department of Labor, the median annual earnings for Emergency Managers is $59,770 with the top 10% percent earning over $107,810. 

100% online classes let you learn at your convenience, anywhere and anytime.
Short 6 to 7.5-week terms allow for quick, effective learning.
No GRE or GMAT score are required to apply and application fees are currently being waived.



Our 36-credit online master’s program covers a wide range of emergency management topics. You’ll get to pick courses from a broad curriculum, including:

  • Principles of Emergency Management
  • Principles and Practices of Hazard Mitigation
  • Catastrophe Readiness and Response
  • Holistic Disaster Recovery: Creating a More Sustainable Future
  • Strategic Planning for the Fire Services
  • Floodplain Management
  • Business Crisis and Continuity Management
  • Disaster Response Operations and Management
  • …and many more!

“I am a firefighter embarking on a career change that will build on my experience and training. Enrolling in the Master’s degree program at the University of New Haven was the best decision I have made for my career. The instructors have first-hand experience in Emergency Management and the classes are more practical than theoretical. I am confident that when I complete my degree, I will be prepared to handle the challenges I will face as an Emergency Manager.”

“The Emergency Management Program here at the University of New Havene has opened my eyes to a new level of disaster preparedness, the holistic recovery process, proper mitigation procedures, planning considerations, and the importance of the private sector's involvement. Overall, it has taught me how to think and plan at a strategic level and not just an operational."

Ranked among the “Best in the Northeast”

Ranked as a Top College for Military and Veterans

Honored as a College of Distinction

For the third year in a row, the University of New Haven ranks in the top 15 percent of more than 12,000 colleges and universities that serve military personnel by “G.I. Jobs” magazine.

For the fourth consecutive year, the University of New Haven has been honored as a College of Distinction. Colleges of Distinction looks beyond rankings and test scores to find colleges that are the ideal places to learn, grow and succeed. 

The University of New Haven has been recognized by The Princeton Review in its annual college rankings. Included in the publication’s “Best in the Northeast” list for 2019.