MSFES and Emergency Sciences/Disaster Management
The Graduate Programs in Fire and Emergency Sciences and Emergency Services/Disaster Management is designed for individuals who are seeking knowledge in emergency planning, hazard mitigation and preparedness, disaster response and recovery, and homeland security. The goal is to create broad experience that includes the many elements of current cases in FES and ES/DM and emphasizes both the critical thinking and leadership skills necessary to advance in the field. Applicants must have already attained at least a bachelor's degree prior to being admitted to both the degree and certificate programs.
MSFES/Emergency Sciences/Disaster Management Curriculum Overview
Emergency Services - Disaster Response
Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness
FES Response Planning
Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Research Methods in FES
Communications in Emergency Management
Impacts of Natural & Man Made Disasters on Buildings
Disaster Response & Recovery
International Emergency Disaster Management
Practicum in FES
Business Continuity & Disaster Planning
Research for Masters Report
FES Master's Courses by Semester - PDF
All courses are taught utilizing a web based e-learning system. The courses are organized in weekly modules which include audio power point presentations, video lectures, assigned reading and on-line discussion forums. The material is designed to be completed in self paced / flexible format. Each course utilizes an electronic discussion board that provides an in depth interactive experience while at the same time offering individual flexibility to the working professional student.
1.a cumulative verbal and quantitative GRE score of at least 1000 or the equivalent on the revised GRE
2.a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
3.For international applicants a TOEFL score of 80 or higher on the Internet-Based exam (550 on the Paper-Based) or a 6 or higher on the IELTS.