Capella University Online Human Services Degree Programs

MS in Public Safety - Emergency Management

Major disasters around the globe have brought better appreciation for experienced emergency professionals with the leadership skills to manage complex, crisis situations, and coordinate the myriad of agencies that often join forces to address emergency situations. This emergency management specialization is designed to strengthen your understanding of the dynamics of all phases of natural and man-made disasters, including dealing with a wide range of human reactions, critical incident stress management, risk assessment, evaluation, and analysis, and managing critical incidents via the National Incident Management System (NIMS). People who choose this specialization often work in law enforcement, fire service, or other security or emergency management fields who want to expertly manage critical incidents.