Online Emergency Medical Services - Mobile Integrated Healthcare (PSLA)
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The emergency medical services - mobile integrated healthcare concentration is a part of the Masters of Public Safety Leadership and Administration is offered by the Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions through ASU Online. The 33-hour program can be completed in as little as one year. A culminating experience is a required element in the program. These mentored, applied projects tie theory to practice. In doing so, they represent opportunities for students to make direct and positive impacts in their home communities.
Students pursuing an emergency medical services degree will have a practical understanding of public health, public safety and health care systems. During the EMS-MIH concentration, students will develop analytical, decision-making, management and leadership skills, providing them with the knowledge you need to influence organizational change, develop programs, and solve problems in EMS agencies. Students receive a multidisciplinary perspective to prepare them for an entrepreneurial and transformative role in emergency care systems. Our curriculum incorporates the latest trends in community paramedicine and mobile integrated healthcare delivery.
Learn to transform pre-hospital health care systems to better manage the health of populations, reduce the cost of health care, and improve the patient quality of care experience. After graduation, EMS students can use their degree toward potential opportunities in public, private, and nonprofit EMS agencies, as well as hospitals, public health departments, behavioral and social service agencies, and managed care organizations.
In the PSLA program, students have the option to choose a concentration:
- Emergency medical services - mobile integrated healthcare
- Executive fire administration.
- Executive police administration.
ASU Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions:
- Research is the forefront of all academic activities with 20 research centers for advancing research and discovery around challenges that affect us globally
- Home to ASU’s most diverse student body —and the largest community of first-generation college students
- #1 university in the U.S. for innovation
- Named a prestigious global university
- #2 university in the country for online undergraduate degree programs
The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity.
Recent Faculty Highlights Include:
- Fellow by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
- Fellow of the American Psychological Association
- Director inducted into the National Academy of Public Administration
Graduates with a Master of Public Safety Leadership and Administration in emergency medical services - mobile integrated health care have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list.
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in criminology or criminal justice, public administration or public service, sociology or social work, public safety or fire service management, parks and recreation management, applied sciences or another closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university.
Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants are required to submit:
- Graduate application and application fee
- Official transcripts
- Two letters of recommendation
- Written statement
- Evidence of current employment in an organization in this field or at least two years prior professional experience in this or a related field OR a bachelor's degree in a related area
- Proof of English proficiency
Additional Admission Information
An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.
The written statement, at least one page in length, should describe the applicant's educational and career goals and long-term professional development strategy.