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
Functional Area Core: 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.
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.