In recent years, increasing concern regarding natural disasters, acts of terrorism and fiscal uncertainty has caused a sharp rise in the number of people who choose to pursue a degree in Emergency Management. This type of degree can help people who are already working in the field of emergency management to secure an administrative position or a supervisory role. A leadership role in this field can provide a very rewarding work experience.
The top ten Emergency Management degree programs have been assembled into a list based on the quality of the institutions that offer them. These ten schools are all accredited at the regional level and have established a reputation for excellence with the educational experiences that they provide.
The programs in the list feature high quality courses that can be taken while the student maintains their current employment position. The main advantage of these distance learning programs is that they are more affordable than traditional on-campus degree programs. They are competitively priced and will save the student a great deal of money in commuting costs and other on-campus expenses.
1. University of North Carolina Online-Western Carolina University — Bachelor of Science in Emergency and Disaster Management
Cost: $2006 per semester
2. Colorado State University-Global Campus — Bachelor’s Degree with Emergency Management Specialization
Cost: $5250 per semester
3. Jacksonville State University — Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management with a Homeland Security Minor
Cost: $3975 per semester
4. Drexel University — Online Certificate in Emergency Management
Cost: $3060 per semester
5. State University of New York-Canton — Bachelor of Technology in Emergency Management
Cost: $2785 per semester
6. University of Central Missouri — Bachelor of Science in Crisis and Disaster Management
Cost: $3144 per semester
7. West Texas A&M University — Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Emergency Management Administration
Cost: $3405 per semester
8. Arkansas Tech University — Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management
Cost: $2805 per semester
9. University of Alaska-Fairbanks– Bachelor of Emergency Management
Cost: $2475 per semester
10. National Labor College — Bachelor of Science in Emergency Readiness and Response Management
Cost: $1620 per semester