PhD - Emergency Management
Capella University

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PhD - Emergency Management

Capella University's online PhD in Emergency Management program prepares you to oversee complex emergency situations. 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.

AccreditationCapella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),
RequirementsDoctoral students must have a master's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
Education LevelDoctorate
Cost Per CreditTuition varies by school and degree program. To receive detailed information on Capella's tuition rates, request a free University Guide.