Capella University Online Human Services Degree Programs

PhD in Public Safety - Emergency Management

With both natural and man-made disasters stretching the abilities of responding agencies throughout the country and around the world, the need for experienced leaders in the field of emergency management has never been greater. This emergency management PhD by Capella University has been designed to create scholar-practitioners with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to manage emergency organizations, teach tomorrow's emergency response leaders, and consult on the proper management of complex emergency situations, including proactively eliminating or mitigating crises before they happen. Courses include case studies from Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) incidents and the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and opportunities for your own doctoral research to advance the field of emergency management.