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Fire and Emergency Services MPA Specialization Overview

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Develop the Skills and Expertise Needed to Take on Leadership Roles in Public Safety

For those seeking an executive role in fire and rescue services, advanced credentials are now becoming the new norm. With greater competition for top positions, the Fire and Emergency Services specialization of Anna Maria College’s online Master of Public Administration can help you stand out amongst your peers. Combining executive leadership development with specialized courses in fire safety and EMS administration, the Fire and Emergency Services MPA from Anna Maria College will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to manage the complex challenges facing today’s public safety professional.

Courses Built for the Fire and EMS Leaders of Tomorrow

The topics you’ll explore as you progress through the Fire and Emergency Services MPA curriculum include:

  • Current and emerging trends in fire service delivery
  • Leadership in the fire service industry
  • Labor management relations
  • EMS and fire department customer service
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High-Level Degree for High-Level Roles

Many fire and rescue professionals with advanced degrees hold high-level roles such as Fire Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, Battalion Commander and more. Although some fire departments and emergency services agencies will consider applicants who only have a high school diploma or bachelor’s degree for administrative positions, master’s degrees are often preferred among Commanders, Fire Chiefs and other high-level positions.1 Advanced degrees might also soon become an absolute requirement for holding such positions. With Anna Maria’s Fire and Emergency Services MPA, you’ll be equipped to meet current and future requirements of Fire Chiefs, Executive Training Officers, and other high level administrative positions.

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Faculty from the Front Lines

Anna Maria College’s Fire and Emergency Services professors bring front line experience to the classroom. You’ll gain knowledge and network with top educators in the industry. Among our distinguished Fire and Emergency Services faculty are Chief Fire Officers, National Fire Academy instructors, and the former President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. These highly experienced professionals are part of the reason why Anna Maria College’s online Fire and Emergency Services MPA is among the best fire administration degree programs in the country.

Impactful MPA Specializations

Professions within the public sector reach far and wide, across many industries. Anna Maria’s online master’s in public administration offers the choice of diverse specializations that give you critical knowledge in your specific area of interest:

Public Administration, MPA: MPA in Homeland Security

Students in the Homeland Security online MPA program will learn how to anticipate, prevent and react to situations that threaten the safety and security of the nation, including attacks by foreign and domestic terrorists.

Public Administration, MPA: Emergency Management

The Emergency Management concentration integrates the study of emergency management skills and techniques to produce graduates who are capable of leading during times of crisis.

Public Administration, MPA: Criminal Justice

Current law enforcement officers seeking career advancement or professionals looking to enter the field will gain valuable criminal justice leadership skills that the top agencies and law enforcement departments are looking for.

Public Administration, MPA: General Track

The General Track includes a broad study of public sector management topics and is designed to offer maximum career flexibility for students who could see themselves entering multiple fields after graduation.