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M.S. in Emergency and Threat Response Management

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Program Information

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The M.S. in Emergency and Threat Response Management meets the pressing need to fill national, state/regional, local, and international leadership gaps that exist in emergency management and homeland security while understanding the growing necessity to build resilience within a whole community approach. Using a multi-hazard approach to the management of disasters and crises, the curriculum balances theory and practice. The curriculum covers operations management, planning and response, civil unrest, and terrorism with additional options for the study of disaster public health and executive leadership. The degree provides students with a global outlook, interpersonal skills and emergency management knowledge and skills. Students will be prepared for emergency management positions in emergency management and homeland security in government and industry.

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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: No
Course Number Title 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 00689 Emergency and Threat Response Management (Thesis option 1) 3
DPEM 00699 Emergency and Threat Response Management (Thesis option 2) 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 00669 Program Evaluation 3
DPEM 00680 Capstone Experience in Emergency and Threat Response Management 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

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions 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 will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $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.
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