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Emergency Management, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months


A total of 30 graduate semester hours are required for the degree with 21 required hours of emergency management courses, and 9 hours of approved emergency management electives. All requirements for the degree can be met through distance learning. A 15-hour Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management and a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Emergency Management degree are also available.

Successful completion of a total of 30 graduate semester hours of emergency management (EM) courses and passing of a comprehensive exam in the graduation term are required for this degree. Course requirements consist of twenty-one (21) hours of required EM courses and nine (9) hours of 500-level electives.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Foundations of Emergency Management
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Research Methods in Emergency Management
  • Hazard Mitigation

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 24 months
            • Credits
              30 alternative credits
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • Minimum required score:


              The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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            • Minimum required score:


              The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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            Academic Requirements

            • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

              The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

            General Requirements

            Courses include: 

            • Application form and application fee of $35.00.
            • Minimum GPA varies depending on the program.
            • Detailed course description and/or syllabus for each courses/subjects completed in Bachelor's degree program when needed by the concerned graduate department.
            • Copy of passport.
            • Copy of financial document (financial statement and letter) stating a balance of at least $30,500.
            • GRE/GMAT/MAT as required by the program.
            • If you are a transfer from another U.S. institution, contact your International Student Advisor and submit a Transfer Clearance form.
            • Proof of English Proficiency score.

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              764 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 764 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
            • National

              764 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 764 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
            • In-State

              382 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 382 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

            Living costs for Jacksonville

            • 850 - 1300 USD/month
              Living Costs

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