Master's Thesis Track
Core: Complete all courses (9 credits)
SOC 700: Qualitative Methods OR COMM 704: Qualitative Methods
SOC 701: Quantitative Methods OR COMM 707: Quantitative Methods
EMGT 720: Emergency Management Theory
Disaster Phases: Complete all courses (12 credits).
EMGT 761: Preparedness Theory and Practice
EMGT 762: Mitigation Theory and Practice
EMGT 763: Response Theory and Practice
EMGT 764: Recovery Theory and Practice
Electives: Select 3 courses from the following list (9 credits).
EMGT 610: Comprehensive Emergency Management Planning (prerequisites: EMGT 101, 1 phase course)
EMGT 620: Hazard, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessment (prerequisite: EMGT 414)
EMGT 625: International Emergency Management
EMGT 635: Issues in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
EMGT 645: Vulnerability and Functional Needs in Emergency Management
EMGT 661: Business Continuity and Crisis Management
EMGT 663: Voluntary Agency Disaster Services
EMGT 696: Seminar (Various Topics)
EMGT 730: Advanced Research Methods
Practicum: (3 credits)
EMGT 795: Emergency Management Applied or Research Practicum
Thesis (minimum 6 - maximum 10 credits, only 6 count toward degree)
EMGT 798: Thesis Paper
TOTAL = 39 credits
Students must complete a statistics course as a prerequisite for Quantitative Methods.
Students must have completed an undergraduate research methods course prior to enrolling in Quantitative and Qualitative Methods.
Those students lacking in field experience will be expected to complete an applied, field-based emergency management practicum; however, students with ample field experience in emergency management will be expected to complete a research practicum to fulfill the practicum credits. The research practicum can be fulfilled by participating in a member of the faculty's research or by the student conducting his/her own research under the supervision of a faculty member. The student and his /her advisor will determine the type of practicum a student ought to take.