MS in Emergency Preparedness

Master of Science (MS) in Emergency Preparedness

 

The Master of Science degree in Emergency Preparedness is designed to prepare professionals in a world where emergency preparedness and response skills are essential to the public health infrastructure. Events explored include naturally occurring disasters, intentional acts of terrorism, and new emerging infectious disease threats. This program is administered by the Epidemiology Graduate Committee. The course curriculum is designed to be reflective and inclusive of current and nationally endorsed competencies in emergency preparedness leadership, communication, information management, practice improvement and planning and worker health and safety. The M.S. in Emergency Preparedness is designed as a 36 credit hour program (Thesis Option) that can be completed in two academic years as a full-time student or up to five years as a part-time student. Students must choose to enroll in either the Practice-based Track or the Academic-based Track.   

Required Courses
HPRO 805 APPLIED RESEARCH IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
BIOS 806 BIOSTATISTICS 3
EPI 810 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: PREVENTION 3
EPI 811 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: PROTECTION 3
EPI 813 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: RESPONSE 3
EPI 814 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: RESPOND AND RECOVERY 3
EPI 820 EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
HPRO 830 FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH 3
HPRO 903 MIXED METHODS RESEARCH 3
Electives (select one course or 3 credits) 3
Masters Thesis 6
Total Credit Hours 36