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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 with our Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Ge. 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. 

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News

  • Dr. Ge Presents

    Dr. Gurt Ge, DEM faculty, presented at the Michael K. Lindell Hazards Researchers Workshop on his current NSF Hazards SEES-funded project July 15-19 at the Institute for Hazard Mitigation Planning and...

  • Graduate student educators loved by their students

    Undergrads LOVED the two graduate students, Samantha Montano and Vincent Burkhart, who taught EM 101: Emergencies, Disasters, and Catastrophes. Students rated BOTH of their course sections and various...

  • PROGRAM: Kyle's Internship Experience

    Undergrads are required to complete an internship as part of their degree program Department of Emergency Management North Dakota State University. We place students based on their career interests....

  • NEWS: Jensen Knocks It Out of the Park at FEMA's Executive Academy

    July 12, 2017, Jessica Jensen, DEM Associate Professor, gave a presentation at FEMA's Executive Academy. Her presentation, focusing on the potential value of models synthesizing the literature related...

  • Dr. Ge Gets NASA Grant

    Y. Gurt Ge, Assistant Professor of Emergency Management, is a Co-PI on a recently awarded grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The research project, titled "Socioeconomic...

  • DEM Faculty Present at FEMA Higher Education Symposium

    Drs. Cwiak and Jensen attended the FEMA Higher Education June 5-8, 2017. They presented together with colleagues in a session on education research and its role in supporting the development of the...

  • NEW DEM Facebook Page

    The Department of Emergency Management began an official, public Facebook page to generate awareness about the program and as a platform from which to recruit students. Five types of posts will be...

  • Successful Doctoral Dissertation Defense

    Doctoral student Samantha Montano successfully defended her dissertation entitled, “A Foundation for Factors that Explain Volunteer Engagement in Response and Recovery: The Case of Flooding in East...

  • Emergency Management Awards Scholarships

    Emergency Management now has a scholarship program to help our students defray the cost of tuition! Through the scholarship program, there will be at least one $500 scholarship available each spring...

  • Alumni LISTSERV Created

    Dr. Jessica Jensen, associate professor of emergency management, is spearheading an initiative to connect alumni across cohorts and connect the program to alumni so that we can all interact, learn...


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