M.S. in Emergency and Threat Response Management

M.S. in Emergency and Threat Response Management

M.S. in Emergency and Threat Response Management

The M.S. in Emergency and Threat Assessment Management meets the pressing need to fill state and regional leadership gaps that exist while understanding the growing necessity to build resilience and recognizing that the whole community approach to a variety of threats and their management is becoming a reality. The curriculum covers operations management, planning and response and terrorism and is designed to provide students with a global outlook, interpersonal skills and emergency management knowledge and skills. Students will be prepared for management positions in emergency management in government and industry.



The M.S. in Emergency and Threat Response Management is a full-time or part-time program offered in a face-to-face format at our Camden campus. It requires the completion of 30 graduate semester hours (10 courses). The program has a thesis and non-thesis option.


  • 10 Courses / 30 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements URL: No
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 24 S.H.
DPEM 00500 Complex Organizational Theory in Emergency Services 3
DPEM 00550 Disaster Policy and Legal Environment in Emergency Management 3
DPEM 00538 Research, Design, Statistics, and Program Evaluation in Emergency Management 3
DPEM 00600 Public Budgeting and Finance for Emergency Managers 3
DPEM 00610 Advanced Emergency Management Exercise Design, Evaluation, and Instruction 3
DPEM 00645 Advanced Incident Command: Leadership and Ethics 3
DPEM 00655 Threat Assessment in Homeland Security 3
DPEM 00698 Capstone Experience in Emergency and Threat Management Response (Non-thesis option 3
DPEM 00699 Emergency and Threat Response Management (Thesis option) 3
Elective Courses: 6 S.H..
CJ 09526 Management of Criminal Justice Organizations 3
MGT 06521 Leadership Theory and Practice 3
MGT 06503 Organization Development 3
ACC 03507 Government and Non-For-Profit Accounting 3
SOC 08599 Urban Environmental Health 3
SOC 08591 Social Dynamics of Political Violence, Insurgency, and Civil Unrest 3
DPEM 00513 Advanced Emergency Planning for Emergency Management 3
DPEM 00542 Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response 3
DPEM 00544 Emerging Health Threat: Risks and Surveillance 3
DPEM 00605 Disaster Public Health 3
DPEM 00615 Management of First Responder Organizations 3
DPEM 00631 Security, Migration, and Cultural Diversity 3
DPEM 00633 Global Crisis Monitoring, Conflict Analysis & Early Warning Systems 3
DPEM 00651 Foundation of Global Threats, Risks and Response 3
DPEM 00652 Continuity of Operations 3
DPEM 00691 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining 3
MPS 22511 Organizational Decision Making and Strategic Planning 3
MPS 22512 Contract Administration and Collective Bargaining 3
MPS 22513 Personnel Administration 3
MPS 22514 Non-Profit Organizational Development and Management 3

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Provide reasons for pursuing this program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career.
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree.

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the M.S. in Emergency and Threat Response Management program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall September 1 July 1