MS in Emergency Preparedness

Master of Science (MS) in Emergency Preparedness

Application Deadlines

All materials must be received by the application deadline to be considered for admission

Term International Domestic Online
Fall April 1 June 1 June 1
Spring October 1 October 1 October 1

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Admission Requirements


Applicants are required to complete the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) applicationAll application materials need to be submitted through SOPHAS.


Applicants must hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university.


Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities demonstrating a minimum GPA of 3.00 or above in previous coursework.

 Domestic or US Transcripts
Must be sent from the institution's Registrar’s Office directly to SOPHAS at the following address:
SOPHAS Mailing and Contact Information
SOPHAS | P.O. Box 9111 | Watertown, MA 02471
617-612-2090 | Email | Website
 International Transcripts
All non-US transcripts must be evaluated by the World Education Service (WES) using their ICAP Course-by-course evaluation service.  For further instructions, you may visit

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.

Statement of Intent

A statement of intent which supports interest areas and career goals.

Resume or CV

A resume or curriculum vitae.

TOEFL Requirements

Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required of all applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States. Minimum scores of 550 (paper), 213 (Computer), and 80 (Internet) are required.

Contact Information

UNMC College of Public Health
984359 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE. 68198-4359
Phone: 402-552-9867

Department of Emergency Preparedness
Sharon Medcalf, RN, MEd, PhD
Phone: 402-552-2529



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