Emergency management degree students serve communities across the United States in either public, private or nonprofit sector organizations. Through collaboration among faculty, students and the practitioner community, we offer an online leading-edge program that addresses the complex array of 21st century challenges which require thoughtful and informed leadership. Our program also offers opportunities for international education. Through ASU’s membership in the PLuS Alliance, students have access to courses and the opportunity to work with faculty in Australia or the United Kingdom.
Students have the option to choose one concentration from the following:
Careers in emergency management and homeland security represent excellent opportunities for those interested in meaningful public service. There are numerous career opportunities at all levels of government, in a wide range of private-sector organizations, and in those nonprofit sector organizations with links to disaster-related services.
The program’s culminating experience, an applied project, provides opportunities for students to make direct and positive impacts in their home communities. By the end of the EMHS degree, graduates will have a well-developed understanding of central concepts and effective practices in the professional domains of emergency management and homeland security. The 33-credit hour program can be completed in as little as one year.
Award-winning programs and schools within the ASU College of Public Service and Community Solutions:
- #4 city management and urban policy programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
- The School of Social Work is one of the largest and most diverse social work programs in the world The School of Criminology & Criminal Justice is one of the top-ranked in the U.S., ranked #12 overall by US News & World Report
- The School of Public Affairs is ranked #13 in the nation in public service and public policy by U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Public Affairs Schools list