With natural and man-made disasters stretching the capacity of responding agencies throughout the nation and around the world, the need for leaders in the field of emergency management has never been greater. This Emergency Management PhD program is designed to create scholar-practitioners with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to oversee emergency organizations, teach tomorrow's leaders, and consult on the effective 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.
With your PhD in Emergency Management from Capella, you'll learn to lead and manage integrated multijurisdictional disaster management organizations and agencies. You'll also develop and communicate information critical to multijurisdictional emergency management stakeholders, and implement multijurisdictional support to address diversity issues to improve emergency management preparedness.
Common jobs with an online PhD in Emergency Management include adjunct, part-time or full-time faculty, crime scene investigation unit manager, customs and border protection officer, disaster response consultant, emergency management director, fire chief or marshal, highway safety specialist, homeland security coordinator/manager, intelligence operations specialist, law enforcement specialist, police officer, probation, parole, and correctional administrator or commissioner. Potential workplaces include: correctional facility or prison, emergency communications agency, emergency medical service, federal government agency, federal or state emergency management agency, fire service, land-based or online college or university, law enforcement and administration, law enforcement organization, municipal court system and corrections, parole, and probation, private security firm or state government agency.
Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credential or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner's responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.
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