Emergency Service Administration, M.Sc. | Online (optional) | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
24 months
1080 USD/credit 21600 USD/year
1080 USD/credit 21600 USD/year
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In the most critical times of crisis, natural disaster, and emergency, communities rely on smart leaders to manage through safety, support and essential planning. As a Master in Emergency Service Administration from Catholic University of America, you'll achieve the skills necessary to protect and serve.


The MS-Emergency Service Administration from Catholic University of America consists of a total of 40 semester credits. Online classes are 8 weeks. Participants typically take two courses per term, with each course meeting one evening per week, from 6:10 - 8:40 p.m. (or 5:40 - 9:40 p.m. in the shorter summer sessions).

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Emergency Service Administration, students will be able to:

  • Think critically and integrate quantitative and qualitative analyses to decision making within the sphere of emergency service administration.
  • Assist both public and private sector organizations to reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.
  • Understand and communicate the current state of public policy, policy development, and laws related to social services.
  • Identify and meet the needs of the community as they relate to disasters, emergencies, and other hazards.
  • Apply the theories of leadership and administration within real-world contexts.
  • Apply ethical behavior to evaluating and solving problems of leadership, budgeting and finance, human capital, fundraising, and law and policies related to emergency services.

Career Outcomes

Positions range from Disaster Recovery Manager, Emergency Service Program Management, Emergency Management Program Specialist.

Average Salary

Emergency management workers see a median annual salary of $70,500, and a bachelor’s degree is usually required for entry-level positions

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Effective Communication in Leadership
  • HR Management and Strategy
  • Principles of Budgeting and Finance 
  • Principles of Ethical Leadership
  • Public Policy Analysis and Implementation
  • Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1080 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    21600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1080 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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