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The mission of the Department of Emergency Management's face-to-face graduate programs is to create a cadre of graduates with extensive theoretical and applied knowledge in emergency management who can advance the emerging profession and emerging academic discipline of emergency management.  The program is built on a core of emergency management and methods/theory courses to help students approach the study of hazards and hazard events from a unique emergency management disciplinary perspective that has been developed here at NDSU by faculty with doctoral degrees in emergency management and the students with whom they work. Our approach to education reflects a clear set of concepts and shared definitions of them, theoretical frameworks crafted from synthesis of research from many academic disciplines on a diverse array of hazards and hazard event related topics, and multiple opportunities to apply what these frameworks show us to evaluating policy and practice.

The master's and doctoral degree programs in emergency management at NDSU are campus-based.  Potential students are encouraged to arrange a visit the campus by contacting Dr. Jensen, Department Head, at We arrange visits frequently for prospective students. Most visits involve meetings with faculty and current graduate students, observation of graduate classes, and tours of campus and Fargo. 


  • DEMNDSU students blessed with guest speakers

    Our speaker line up this week was amazing. Mary Senger, long time North Dakota county emergency manager, and Blake Nelson, Senior Continuity Specialist at Qualcomm and @demndsu alumni, both spoke in...

  • DEMNDSU students attend IAEM 2018 Conference

    Our students had an amazing time at the International Association of Emergency Managers Conference last week. In fact, they had so much fun that one of them, undergraduate student Christyn Knudtson,...

  • Seminole County, FL Emergency Manager Speaks to Students

    DEMNDSU is grateful to Alan Harris, current Emergency Manager for Seminole County Office of Emergency Management, for speaking with our students today about his position, internships, and the role our...

  • Former FBI Agent Speaks to EMGT Students

    A former FBI Supervisory Special Agent for Kansas City, Missouri, and Washington DC, and current West Fargo Chief of Police, Heith Janke, spoke with EMGT students on Wednesday, September 26th at 11:00...

  • EMGT Student Speaks at AHSS Honors Day

    Sophomore, Sawyer Heller, recipient of the Emergency Management Scholarship and the George A. Youngs Jr. Emergency Management Scholarship spoke at the AHSS Honors Day regarding the impact of the...

  • Former FBI Agent to Speak

    GUEST SPEAKER: Heith Janke.
    A former FBI Supervisory Special Agent for Kansas City, Missouri, and Washington DC, and current West Fargo Chief of Police with present on Wednesday, September 26th at...

  • EMGT Student Receives AMEM Scholarship

    Melinda Wittmer, #demndsu major has been honored with a scholarship from the Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers to attend their annual conference in Breezy Point, MN. The Department offers...

  • Welcome Back Lunch Held for all DEM Students

    The Department of Emergency Management faculty and staff gathered with emergency management students from all degree levels for a welcome back party/lunch in our Minard suite August 20th from...

  • DEMNDSU Signs Another Partnership Agreement!

    We said stay tuned for more big news out of DEMNDSU AND you’ll be glad you did! 

    We are thrilled to announce that we’ve signed our third collaborative partnership agreement—with the Association of...

  • DEMNDSU signs formal partnership agreement with two state EM agencies

    We couldn’t be more excited to share that we’ve signed formal collaborative partnership agreements with both North Dakota Department of Emergency Services AND Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency...

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