Disaster And Emergency Management

Nova Southeastern University

M.Sc. Online
12 months
605 USD/credit
605 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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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 at Nova Southeastern University.


Key facts:

  • Disaster And Emergency Management courses are taught by both academics and emergency management professionals and the online format offers flexibility for working professionals.  Your experience at Nova Southeastern University 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Research Methods 
  • Bioterrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness 
  • Disaster Planning and Evaluation
  • Preparedness, Planning, Mitigation and Continuity Management 
  • Executive Leadership and Administration

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • the applicant must hold a bachelor's, master's, doctoral, or terminal professional degree from a regionally accredited college or university or a college or university accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) Accrediting Commission
  • a cumulative overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • if an applicant chooses to apply, and is accepted, without the GRE or MAT, (except for those who meet the above-mentioned criteria), the student must attain a grade of B or higher in their first three courses (nine credit hours) to continue in the degree program
  • two letters of recommendation from a supervisor, co-worker, or instructor who is familiar with the applicant's character, scholastic aptitude, and work ethic
  • the ability to express one's self in writing through a written statement submitted with the application
  • applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    605 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 605 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    605 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 605 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Disaster And Emergency Management
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