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.
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...
Cass Fargo Emergency Management Staff Present
A huge thank you to the Cass Fargo Emergency Management team for presenting in Dr. Jensen’s planning course today! Their presentation naturally and beautifully supported so much of what’s been...
DEMNDSU Students Tour Emergency Operations Center
DEMNDSU students packed the Cass-Fargo Public Safety Building yesterday. The students were hosted by the city and county emergency management team who spent time in QandA and then giving the group a...
DEMNDSU Alumni and Current FEMA Employee Speaks in Class
Look who stopped by DEMNDSU today!!!! James Sink, alumni class of ‘15, and current FEMA PFT, Regional Flood Insurance Liaison for FEMA Region 5. Faculty got to catch up with him. BUT, better yet, he...
DEMNDSU Students Attend Conference
This week 9 of our students are attending the MN Governor’s Conference. 7 of these students are attending with both a registration scholarship from HSEM and, thanks to our generous alumni, $100 of...
Klenow Does External Review
This morning, Dr. Daniel J. Klenow woke up in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He is there as a member of the Renewal of Accreditation Review Team for Rabdan Academy’s business continuity and emergency management...
Undergrad Students Receive Travel Support to Attend Conference
7 students will receive $100 each to support lodging costs associated with attending the upcoming MN HSEM Governor’s Conference thanks to the generous contributions of our alumni and other supporters...
Kirkpatrick manuscript accepted
Another manuscript of Dr. Kirkpatrick’s, entitled "Disaster Relief Trials—Perceptions of a Disaster-Themed Bicycling Event", has been accepted for publication in Disaster Prevention and Management! We...
DEMNDSU students blessed with guest speakers
Department Signs Partnership Agreement with Two State Emergency Management 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...