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Emergency Services Administration

California State University Long Beach

12 months
15968 USD/year
15968 USD/year
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The Emergency Services Administration program at California State University Long Beach will educate you in the interdisciplinary research and theory of disaster management as you create a project that directly strengthens and benefits your organization or community.

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The Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration (EMER) degree program at California State University Long Beach is an entirely online program that will help students develop the leadership and critical thinking skills needed to build stronger organizations and disaster-resilient communities.

Career Possibilities

In recent years, emergency services professions have become extremely competitive, with demands for personnel to further their education to attain promotion and keep up with technical advances. Those in the following fields are well-suited for this program:

  • Firefighters
  • Law enforcement
  • Emergency medical services personnel
  • Military personnel
  • Emergency managers
  • Public health practitioners
  • Public administrators
  • NGO administrators
  • Business continuity planners
  • Other professionals with a strong interest in how disasters influence their field

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Information Literacy and Practical Writing Applications for Emergency Management
  • Emergency Planning and Management
  • Applied Research Methods and Analytical Techniques for Decision Support and Innovation
  • Emergency Management Organizations: Constructs for Influencing Complex Systems
  • Risk, Crisis, and Inter-Agency Communications
  • Emergency Management Leadership Across the Megacommunity 
  •  Strategic Planning and Integrative Practices in Emergency Services Administration


  • Shirley Feldmann-Jensen, 
  • Steven Jensen, 
  • Peter Kreysa (Family and Consumer Sciences), 
  • William Goeller, 
  • James Hutchinson, 
  • Michael Bethany, 
  • Judith Colle,
  •  Doug Weeks, 
  • Valerie Lucas-McEwen, 
  • Christine Rodrigue (Geography), 
  • Joanne M. Tortorici Luna (Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling), 
  • Margaret Muhr, 
  • Curry Mayer

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  • Part-time
    • 12 months

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General requirements

  • Obtain admission to the graduate program by completing and forwarding the official CSULB graduate admissions forms and fees to the University's Office of Enrollment Services. 
  • A resume and a letter of intent that includes a summary of the applicant's reasons for seeking a master
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons able to testify to the applicant's academic ability.
  • Have at least a 3.0 grade-point average in the last 60 semester units attempted.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15968 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15968 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    15968 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15968 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • $499 per unit / $1,497 per course


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