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Emergency Management MPA Specialization Overview

Master of Public Administration

Every day, countless neighborhoods, cities and countries experience violence, crime, floods, blackouts, severe weather and other emergencies that threaten public safety. The number, scale and scope of these types of events is on the rise. The incidence of natural disasters worldwide has steadily increased, especially since the 1970s, according to a report from the New England Journal of Medicine. Emergency management directors are needed to help offset the number of people harmed in natural and man-made disasters.

Emergencies require emergency management experts to plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures. They often coordinate with fire and law enforcement officials, elected officials, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and the public requiring exceptional leadership and critical thinking skills.

Advance your knowledge towards providing guidance during an emergency. As a rapidly-growing field, that Emergency Management specialization of AMC’s online Master of Public Administration gives you the acute knowledge to lead the public during times of disaster.

A Variety of Industries

The majority of emergency management directors work within state and local governments. Others in the fieldwork within private entities, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations. Opportunities within this field manifest in many areas such as:

  • Local Government
  • State Government
  • Federal Government
  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  • Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
  • Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution

Be a Valuable Resource

Significant disasters require pre/post-planning, coordination and quick implementation. Specialized awareness in Emergency Management gives you the most current tools and techniques to provide leadership and direction during and after a wide variety of crises, including:

  • Hurricanes
  • Earthquakes
  • Tsunamis
  • Volcanoes
  • Nuclear disasters
  • Terrorist attacks
  • Biological and chemical spills
  • Healthcare epidemics
  • Workplace and school violence

Top Faculty for a Critical Field

Our Emergency Management professors help you gain the most pertinent facts utilized in the field today. You’ll learn new skills and network with the industry’s niche experts.

Help Others in Need

Click here to learn more about the Emergency Management specialization of AMC’s online Master of Public Administration or call 877-265-3201.