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Emergency Management, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #905 (BCR) , ND,
The mission of NDSU's Emergency Management Program is to create a cadre of graduates with extensive theoretical and applied knowledge in emergency management who can advance the field and discipline of emergency management. 


The program is built on a core of emergency management and methods/theory courses to help students approach the study of disasters and emergency management from the emergency management disciplinary perspective. Additionally, the program draws from other disciplines that enhance the development of processes and techniques to deal with emergencies and disasters.

The master's and doctoral degree programs in emergency management at NDSU are campus-based. Potential students are encouraged to visit the campus and meet faculty and current graduate students.

The comprehensive and challenging Master's degree program in Emergency Management is intended to explore the academic research literature related to emergency management as well as provide students with opportunities to apply their knowledge through research and/or practicum. The program is built on a core of emergency management courses to help students learn how human beings create, interact, and cope with hazards, vulnerability, and associated events. The program emphasizes the study of how human beings cope with hazard events through activities related to preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Qualitative Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Communication
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Communication
  • Theory, Research and Practice
  • Preparedness Theory and Practice
  • Mitigation Theory and Practice
  • Response Theory and Practice
  • Recovery Theory and Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling schedule.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must first complete the Graduate School's online application form and submit the required materials. 
  • Applicants must submit transcripts from the higher education institutions they have attended to the Graduate School.
  • Applicants must submit three letters of reference through the Online Application tool. Academic references are preferred.
  • All applicants who have not completed a master's degree in the United States must submit GRE scores. If an applicant has completed a master's degree in the United States, then GRE scores are not required but still strongly recommended.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    631 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 631 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    541 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 541 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    361 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 361 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Fargo

  • 870 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

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