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"The Disaster and Emergency Management program at NSU not only teaches you the knowledge and abilities needed for the field, but sets you up to be a success in your career. This is done through unique classes that immerse you in actual scenarios and enhances your analytical and critical thinking skills."
Christina Ortiz, MS 2014
"NOVA's DEM program is a personalized learning experience based on your professional interests. The professors have a genuine respect for the students and passion for the field. I am now offering emergency operations plans and training to faith-based organizations in the Atlanta area, a direct result of my practicum experience in the DEM program."
Chundelai Harris, MS 2015
"The DEM program provides invaluable insights into the field of emergency management while teaching you practical, tested, and scalable EM techniques that are applicable to real world emergency events. The program prepares any manager or person in a leadership role to better plan for an emergency event and to be situationally aware during one. The professor’s, course work, and interactive student participation gave me information and techniques that I was able to put into practice almost immediately. Great program!"
Christopher Steers, MS 2019
"The faculty consistently went above and beyond to ensure my personal success. The professors are dedicated to their craft and it shows in their passionate delivery. Additionally, faculty and former students have been extremely supportive in my efforts to further my career in emergency management. At NSU you’re not just a student—you’re part of the family. I couldn’t be happier to have chosen NSU."
Bethany Shaw, MS 2020
In today’s ever changing world, being prepared to handle emergencies of all sizes is more important than ever. As we are seeing from the current pandemic, our response time, resources, healthcare capacity, and emergency management leadership drastically impacts our success and ability to recover in a timely manner. The more prepared we are, the safer our community is.
If you’re ready to explore opportunities in disaster and emergency management, we're ready to help. Get ahead of the chaos with a unique Master of Science degree in Disaster and Emergency Management.
From the local to the international level, you’ll study the theory of emergency management and develop the skills required to be a leader in this interprofessional field. All students cover the areas of all-hazards prevention, response, mitigation, and recovery. You may choose a specialty track in maritime safety and security, cyber security, criminal justice, public health, or fire administration.
Courses are taught by both academics and emergency management professionals and the online format offers flexibility for working professionals. Your experience at NSU includes a community internship or research practicum in your area of specialty, and connects you with experts in the field. Interprofessional classes expose you to the ideas and perspectives of professionals from criminal justice, fire service, public health, medicine and nursing, public administration, gerontology, biomedical informatics, and health and child protective services.
The public and private sectors need leaders who can take a proactive approach to all-hazards preparedness and response. Job growth in the field is predicted to remain strong, and organizations at the local, national, and international levels are investing heavily in the field.
The essential emergency manager plays a vital role in helping communities, businesses, and public agencies recover from a spectrum of disasters. Click on the YouTube icon below to check out an orientation video which gives an excellent overview of disaster management and the unique skillset offered by individuals in this field.
Program discounts are available to full-time law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and emergency services personnel, and military personnel (current and veterans). Students currently enrolled full time in the NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine are also eligible for affiliation discounts. Please contact our program advisor for more information.