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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 faculty have manuscript accepted
Congratulations to Drs. Jensen and Kirkpatrick on the acceptance of their manuscript, Exploring the Job Placement of Recent Emergency Management Degree Program Graduates, by the Journal of Emergency...
DEMNDSU faculty offer more presentations at FEMA Higher Education Symposium
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DEMNDSU faculty member wins prestigious award
Today our very own Jessica, Associate Professor in and Head of our Department, was awarded the longest standing, most prestigious emergency management higher education award—the Dr. B. Wayne Blanchard...
Faculty offer multiple conference presentations
DEMMDSU was well represented at the FEMA Higher Education Symposium today. Dr. Kirkpatrick presented on job placement research she and Dr. Jensen have done. Our incoming colleague, Dr. Hackerott was...
New faculty member to join DEMNDSU
We could not be more delighted to announce that Dr. Caroline Hackerott will join DEMNDSU as an Assistant Professor this fall!
Dr. Hackerott has decades of disaster experience from working with the...
George A. Youngs, Jr. Scholarship Winner Announced
Zeina Abouelazm was awarded the George A. Youngs Jr. Emergency Management Scholarship in recognition of her passion for emergency management. It was her second award of the day—she also won the...
DEMNDSU Student Award Winners Announced
Sawyer Heller, Hope Brighton, Maeve Williams, and Chrystn Knutdson were announced Emergency Management Scholarship Award Winners at today’s End of Semester Celebration! This scholarship recognizes...
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Staff Speaks in Class
A huge thank you to Fargo Cass Public Health Emergency Preparedness staff, Matt Nelson and Doug Murphy, for speaking in Dr. Klenow's class about social vulnerability in this area. They gave students a...
Klenow Participates in External Review for UNT
Where in the world is Professor Klenow now??? He’s at University of North Texas serving on the external review team for the undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Emergency...
NDDES Staff Speak in Planning Class
North Dakota Department of Emergency Services visited Dr. Jensen’s planning class today to tell the tale of how the state recently became the 12th in the nation to get a FEMA approved enhanced...