The recent rise in environmental emergencies requires leaders who are equipped to handle risks, disasters, and recovery. In this master's degree concentration part of the Environmental Policy and Management program, you’ll train to mitigate and assess large-scale disasters and major environmental emergencies from initial response through to recovery. Be prepared to protect life, property, and business continuity while leading each step of a comprehensive emergency management plan. You’ll develop strategies to fortify community risk reduction preparedness and learn the essential communication and collaboration skills needed to effectively respond to environmental hazards, incidents, and disruptions.
At a Glance
Skills You'll Learn
Identify, analyze, and respond to a variety of environmental emergencies
Lead a comprehensive emergency management plan from mitigation to response and recovery
Create and manage emergency mitigation plans
Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.
Emergency Management Specialist Salary: National Average
"I was already working in my field and I was loving my field and so, I wanted to continue to be on the ground, getting my hands dirty, making an impact while pursuing my master's at the same time." —Dayna Reggero, graduate.
Flexible Online Classes
We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.
Our programs are developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.
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University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.