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Program at a Glance

Type
Online Master’s
College
Community Innovation and Education

Costs
$327.32
Per Credit Hour

16
Week
Terms
Term Calendar
36
Credit
Hours
Credit Hour Clock

Costs
$1,151.72
Per Credit Hour

16
Weeks
Terms
Term Calendar
36
Credit
Hours
Credit Hour Clock
Best National University
Most Innovative University 2022


Safeguard communities before, during and after crises.

Disaster response demands bold leadership. Emergency management specialists across the world keep communities safe and help them rebuild whenever catastrophe strikes. With advanced training in emergency and crisis management, you will inspire hope and amplify your impact on the lives of the most vulnerable.

With your online emergency management degree from UCF Online, you’ll leverage your expertise to manage disaster preparations, responses and recovery. With an emphasis on ethical, financial, political and practical considerations, you’ll coordinate disaster plans, rally communities, enhance readiness and usher back a sense of stability.

UCF Online gives you the skills you need to make a true difference in the world. With applications open three times a year and highly flexible schedules within the program, you can complete your degree in as little as two years. As a graduate with your master’s in disaster management, you’ll confidently harness resources and knowledge to mitigate damage and restore normalcy to disrupted lives.

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Highlights

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Nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report among the Best Public Affairs – Homeland Security Graduate Programs.
No GRE
No GRE Required.

Application Deadlines

Fall

June 1


Spring

November 1

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Application
Deadlines

Fall

June 1


Spring

November 1

Ready to
get started?

Course Requirements

In order to earn your MECM in Emergency and Crisis Management, you’ll need to complete 36 credit hours of graduate course work.

Number of Core Classes

Students in the Emergency and Crisis Management, MECM will complete 30 credit hours towards required courses and 6 credits towards electives.

Courses You’ll Take Include

Analyze the policy and organizational design issues confronting managers of emergency management and homeland security programs by: examining the natural and manmade threats; by analysis of the network of actors – national, state, local, and private and by assessing the policy, plans, and procedures at governmental and community levels.

Explore recognizing stakeholders and their needs along with focusing on communications specific to reputation management, branding and marketing strategies in keeping with regulatory standards.

Hazard Analysis and Disaster Planning

Examine geospatial aspects of hazards analysis and planning with reference to disaster preparedness, recovery, mitigation and resilience.


Skills You’ll Gain

  • Help communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.
  • Manage disaster and crisis communications.
  • Interpret and enact policy in regards to natural and manmade disaster.
Explore the full course list within the program brochure.


Career Opportunities

This program will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to excel in your field. The skills gained from this program combined with your professional experience will enable you to grow within your field. Some positions that may be available to you upon graduation include:

47,631

Annual Job Openings

$79.4K/yr

Median Salary for the Emergency Management field nationwide

Source: Emsi Burning Glass – economicmodeling.com

Job Titles

  • Crisis management lead
  • Disaster assistance specialist
  • Disaster program manager
  • Emergency manager
  • Emergency planning coordinator
  • GIS analysis coordinator
  • Public health and medical preparedness planner

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Why UCF Online?

With over 25 years of experience in online teaching and learning, UCF Online offers students an innovative approach to education. Our degrees are accessible, convenient and designed with working professionals in mind so you can receive a quality education on your terms.


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Online Support for Success

You’ve made the decision to continue your education and we’re here to help. From the moment you express interest in a UCF Online program, you’re assigned an enrollment coach to help you navigate everything from completing an application to understanding tuition and the financial aid resources available to you. Once you’re admitted, you’ll be transitioned to a personal success coach who will support you with maintaining school-life balance from the first day of classes through graduation. You’ve committed to furthering your education and we’re committed to guiding you along the way.

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