Grow your skills in the field of emergency management with an advanced degree available entirely online through the Tulane School of Professional Advancement. The Master of Professional Studies in Emergency Management consists of nine core courses in a range of academic disciplines such as homeland security and approaches to counter-terrorism, emergency management administration, and disaster communications.
Depending on their specific interests and professional goals, students will also have the choice of taking one elective course in sport/event security and response or leadership, influence, and decision making in disasters. Upon completion, the program finishes with a career-focused capstone course that will allow you to integrate and apply key concepts through a business-based project conducted at a public or non-profit sector entity.
Tulane SoPA can help connect you with the resources to make going back to school your reality. As an entirely online program, the MPS in Emergency Management includes asynchronous learning that allows you to complete assignments at your own pace. Additionally, you can study with students from across the country, enhancing your professional network and connecting you with diverse perspectives.
A Master of Professional Studies in Emergency Management degree from the Tulane School of Professional Advancement will give you the skills and knowledge to play a leading role in protecting your community from both natural and human-made hazards and disasters. This program is ideal for individuals with front-line experience, including first responders, community volunteers, and veterans or active-duty military members. You’ll build on your real-world experience to develop the strategic and analytical skills to plan for and prevent emergencies within complex organizations such as corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
As an emergency studies graduate, you’ll be ready to pursue a career as:
The Emergency & Security Studies Faculty at Tulane SoPA consists of industry experts, with extensive experience and knowledge in threat assessment, law enforcement intelligence, and emergency preparedness and management. In addition to building your professional network through your capstone project, you’ll also build career-ready skills in business continuity, leadership, and safety preparation tactics for large-scale public spaces and events.
Students applying to the MPS in Emergency Management program must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applications to the program must include the following:
Applicants may be conditionally admitted and allowed to take one class in their first semester, in which a B or better must be earned to be fully admitted to the program. Students who do not meet the 3.00-grade point average in their undergraduate coursework but who possess sufficient professional experience in the security studies field may be admitted provisionally into the program.
Completed applications are reviewed by the MPS in Emergency Management Director, Dr. Michael Wallace and Admissions Committee throughout the year.
To begin the admissions process, complete the online application.
The School of Professional Advancement awards the MPS in Emergency Management degree following the successful completion of 11 graduate courses comprised of nine core courses, one elective, and one capstone course. No thesis is required. In order to earn the MPS, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00. Students must also submit an application for degree, available from the School of Professional Advancement Dean’s office, at the beginning of the semester in which the student plans to complete all required coursework.
Students admitted to the MPS in Emergency Management must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.00 or better to be considered in good academic standing. Students whose grade point average falls below 3.00 will be placed on academic probation and limited to a maximum of six credit hours in the subsequent semester. Students will be removed from academic probation when they earn an overall grade point average of at least 3.00.
Students may apply one B- toward degree requirements; however, students who earn a second B- will be dismissed from the program. Students who receive a grade of C+ or lower in any coursework attempted will be dismissed from the program.
Students in good standing may petition to transfer a maximum of nine credit hours (three courses) of graduate coursework from other colleges or universities to the MPS degree. However, only courses with grades of B or better, completed within five years of enrolling in the MPS program, may be considered for transfer credit.
The MPS in Emergency Management consists of nine core courses, one elective, and one capstone course.
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