With natural disasters like Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the Kilauea volcano erupting in Hawaii and the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Kodiak, Alaska, the need for trained emergency management professionals is in high-demand. Out of the top 10 online master’s degree programs in emergency management (MSEM) in the nation, Millersville University (MU) ranks number seven, according to TheBestSchools.org.
“It is always good to hear that our program is recognized on a national level and ranked along with other top programs in the country,” says program coordinator Dr. Sepideh Yalda.
TheBestSchools.org formulates its rankings based on six categories; academic excellence based on school’s curriculum or within the selected discipline, strength of faculty scholarship, reputation, financial aid, range of degree programs and strength of online instruction methodology.
The online master’s program in emergency management requires 30 credit hours of coursework, culminating in a capstone field experience practicum, and is typically completed in two years. The degree benefits those already working in emergency management fields who wish to gain further expertise or wish to enter the field for the first time.
“Even though the program is fully online, all of our courses have an online synchronous component where faculty and students are online at the same time in a student-centered learning environment,” says Yalda.
Over 100 students are currently enrolled in the MSEM program and can take courses with an emphasis on both theoretical and practical approaches to emergency management.
For a complete list of rankings, visit the list rankings.
For more information on MU’s emergency management program, visit emergency management program.