In the unpredictable world of emergency operations, conditions change rapidly as does the knowledge needed to lead the response. The University is a leader in providing online education to professionals who are first to respond to emergency and disaster scenarios.
When a disaster strikes, will you have the skills and knowledge to help lead the response? The University is a highly respected leader in providing quality education to emergency management and public safety professionals. Industry professionals can earn their Bachelor of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management entirely online, allowing them the opportunity to continue their professional duties while fitting career-relevant education into their busy lives.Through this comprehensive program, learners are introduced to an all-hazards curriculum in addition to emergency and disaster management phases, risk assessment, prevention and management, counterterrorism, consequence management, mitigation, and recovery.
Students learn from and interact with expert professors. Many are leaders with frontline experience mitigating some of the largest and complex emergency and disaster management missions in the United States and overseas. Our emergency and disaster management community is tightknit, engaging, and highly supportive. Many students are actively involved with industry associations including the International Association of Emergency Managers, Masters of Disaster, Golden Key International Honour Society, and more. Students collaborate and stay connected as they continue to prepare to make a positive difference in the event of a new disaster.
American Public University System is accredited by the Foundation of Higher Education for Disaster and Emergency Management and Homeland Security. The University also works closely with industry advisory councils to ensure that students are exposed to the latest techniques and strategies based on information that’s coming in from actual missions.
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"The pursuit of my degree taught me some valuable life and educational lessons that developed me into a better leader and more valuable asset to my agency."
"The education I received has proven invaluable as I advance within the realm of intelligence studies, and it has no doubt enhanced my competitiveness in meeting the needs of U.S. national security."
"At each and every step of the way I had the support needed to move toward the ultimate goal—graduation and pursuing my career ambitions."
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51% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.
*Public 4-year, in-state undergraduate data is provided by the College Board’s Trends in College Pricing 2015. Graduate information is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Digest of Educational Statistics 2014-2015 data. Annual estimates are based on total institutional costs (published tuition, required fees, and books) assuming 30 undergraduate or 18 graduate-level semester credit hours.
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