12 months
773 USD/credit 25509 USD/year
773 USD/credit 25509 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Emergency Services degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is designed for individuals seeking advanced knowledge in emergency services, hazard mitigation and preparedness, disaster response, recovery, and homeland security.

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With its emphasis on critical thinking, leadership skills and current research, this online Emergency Services degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is most appropriate for those who wish to extend their education beyond foundational fire and emergency services science, theory and practice.

Housed in the Department of Security and Emergency Services, the Emergency Services graduate program gives students advanced knowledge in parts of Emergency Services, Emergency Management, and Homeland Security. All three areas are components of disasters and large-scale emergency events.

About Emergency Services at the Worldwide & Online Campus

This 33-hour online degree will prepare students for possible careers in fire and emergency services, disaster management, emergency management, education and research, public policy development, organization management, leadership, and terrorism response. Current research areas supported by this degree include: hazardous materials, suppression systems, risk and crisis planning, geographic issues, pre- and post-disaster mitigation, and emerging technologies.

Highlights of the curriculum include:

  • Communication in the context of emergency services.
  • Issues related to the reactions of emergency service personnel responding to serious crises.
  • Learning how to evaluate and communicate statistical data to decision-makers in the public sector.
  • Considerations and impacts of weather and climate in emergency management, planning, and services.
  • Ethical challenges, as they relate to the emergency services.
  • Risk management, crisis management, information management and assurance, and approaches for developing resilient critical infrastructures, strategies, and organizations.
  • Essentials of fire protection and prevention in the context of safety, health and environmental management.
  • Application of safety and health management principles to the management of complex technical industries.
  • Understanding of the project management profession.
  • Offered completely online, this program also allows you to network with fellow professionals from around the world, as well as skillful faculty members with years of practical experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crisis Emergency Risk Communication
  • Psychological Issues Among Emergency Service Personnel
  • Statistics in the Public Sector
  • Atmospheric Conditions in Emergency Services
  • Ethics in the Public Sector of Emergency Services
  • Capstone

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants must submit the application for admission 90 days prior to their intended term start date.


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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts sent directly from all colleges and universities attended (bachelor’s degree is required) Official transcripts of any graduate courses attempted.
  • The statement of objectives is an important part of your application. You should give your reasons for wishing to do graduate work in the field you have chosen, incorporating your interests, your background, and your long-term professional goals.
  • Letters of Recommendation - Three Endorser’s Recommendations — two academic and one professional.
  • Resume - A current résumé outlining your past educational and work experiences.
  • GMAT/GRE Scores
  • Foreign Credential Evaluation
  • English Language Requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25509 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 773 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25509 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 773 USD per credit during 12 months.

Worldwide and Online Campus Tuition:

  • Military Cost Per Credit: $648.00
  • Civilian Cost Per Credit: $773.00


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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