Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration
    Degree Program

    I. Required Courses
    (11 of the following courses totaling 27 units)
    Course NumberCourse NameRequisites
    EMER 500Information Literacy for Emergency Services Administration (1)Must be taken concurrently with EMER 502.
    EMER 502Practical Writing Applications for Emergency Services Administration (2)Must be taken concurrently with EMER 500.
    EMER 504E-learning Applications for Emergency Services Administration (1)Must be taken concurrently with EMER 500 and EMER 502.

    EMER 506

    Emergency Planning and Management (3)

    Not open for credit to students with credit In PPA 542.

    EMER 530Analytical Techniques for Decision Support and Innovation (2)Open to EMER Master’s students only.
    EMER 540Understanding Management Organizations:
    Constructs for Influencing Complex Systems (3)
    Open to EMER Master’s students only.
    EMER 545Disaster Mental Health Issues in Emergency Management (3)Open to EMER Master's students only.
    EMER 548Risk, Crisis, and Inter-Agency Communications (3)Open to EMER Master's students only.
    EMER 661Emergency Management Leadership Across the Megacommunity (3)Open to EMER Master's students only.

    EMER 671

    Strategic Planning and Integrative Practices in Emergency Services Administration (3)

    Open to EMER Master's students only.
    CRJU 520Advanced Criminal Justice Research Methods (3)Special section open only to EMER Master’s students with approval of graduate advisor.
    II. Elective Courses
    (Two of the following courses totaling at least 6 units)
    Course NumberCourse Name
    EMER 501Principles of Emergency Services Administration (3)
    EMER 505Campus and Community Volunteer Emergency Response (3)
    EMER 543Legal, Economic, and Human Issues in Emergency Administration (3)
    EMER 544Law and Legal Issues in Emergency Management (3)
    EMER 547Business Continuity & Emergency Management (3)
    EMER 601Technology Use in Emergency Management (3)
    EMER 605Public Health Issues in Emergency Management (3)
    EMER 631International Emergency Administration Systems: Comparative Analysis ( 3)
    EMER 650Graduate Seminar (3)
    EMER 690Special Topics in Emergency Management (3)
    EMER 695Independent Study (1-6)
    EMER 697Directed Studies (3)
    CRJU 604Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Criminal Justice (3)
    GEOG 558Hazards and Risk Management (3)

    Graduate-level courses from related disciplines (e.g., Criminal Justice, Public Policy and Administration; Geography; Health Science; etc.) may also be used to satisfy the elective requirements of the M.S. degree with the permission of the Graduate Advisor.

    III. Advancement to Candidacy

    1. Satisfaction of the general University requirements for advancement to candidacy, including successful completion of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR);

    2. Completion of all core courses;

    3. Maintenance of a "B" average (3.0 GPA) in all work completed in the graduate program;

    4. Approval of Emergency Management Graduate Faculty and Director of Graduate Studies and Research, College of Health and Human Services.

     

    IV. Completion Options
    (One of the Following Options Totaling 4 units)
    OptionRequirements
    Capstone Project
    4 Units

    EMER 694A: Project: Strategic Planning and Integrative Practices in Emergency Services Administration (3)

    and

    EMER 694B: Project: Strategic Planning and Integrative Practices in Emergency Services Administration (1)

    Thesis Option
    4 Units

    EMER 698: Thesis (1-4)