The Fire & Emergency Services Concentration is designed to build graduate-level knowledge on top of the experience-based skills of professional fire, rescue and emergency response personnel. The curriculum of the Fire & Emergency Services concentration focuses on current issues that affect first response organizations and their strategic operations. Courses in this concentration include strategic planning, leadership, financial administration and public emergency services. The dynamic fields of first response management, fire engineering and rescue operations, require assertive leaders who can see beyond a situation. This concentration fortifies the leadership aptitude of fire and emergency service professionals, preparing them for management level responsibilities.
All students in the Master of Science in Safety, Security & Emergency Management online degree program will take 6 core courses during their first year. These courses will focus on various topics such as safety, security and emergency management administration, legislation and legal compliance, workers' compensation/labor law, emergency preparation and response, and auditing. The second year will include support courses on industrial safety management, security management, environmental hazards, risk management and specific concentration courses of the student's choice.
Eastern Kentucky University is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033; 404-679-4500).
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Master's College or University I
A range of financial assistance programs from government and private institutions are available to help you afford your educational goals. Eastern Kentucky University participates in Federal Title IV funding such as Stafford guaranteed student loans.
An Enrollment Advisor will contact the prospective student to answer questions and guide them through the admissions process.