MS in Emergency Preparedness Competencies

The MS in Emergency Preparedness program is based on the Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competency Model as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) task force led by the Association for Schools of Public Health (ASPH). The content applies to the broader field of Emergency Preparedness.

Master of Science in Emergency Preparedness


Upon graduation, a student with a Master of Science in Emergency Preparedness should be able to...

Concentration Domains

1.0 Model Leadership

1.1.  Manage behaviors associated with emotional responses in self and others.
1.2.  Manage behaviors associated with emotional responses in self and others.
1.3.  Facilitate collaboration with internal and external emergency response partners.
1.4.  Maintain situational awareness.
1.5.  Demonstrate respect for all persons and cultures.
1.6.  Act within the scope of one's legal authority.

2.0 Communicate and Manage Information

2.1.  Manage information related to an emergency.
2.2.  Use principles of crisis and risk communication.
2.3.  Report information potentially relevant to the identification and control of an emergency through the chain of command.
2.4.  Collect data according to protocol.
2.5.  Manage the recording and/or transcription of data according to protocol.

3.0 Plan for and Improve Practice

3.1.  Contribute expertise to a community hazard vulnerability analysis (HVA).
3.2.  Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans.
3.3.  Participate in improving the organization’s capacities (including, but not limited to programs, plans, policies, laws, and workforce training).
3.4.  Refer matters outside of one's scope of legal authority through the chain of command.

4.0 Protect Worker Health and Safety

4.1.  Maintain personal/family emergency preparedness plans.
4.2.  Employ protective behaviors according to changing conditions, personal limitations, and threats.
4.3.  Report unresolved threats to physical and mental health through the chain of command

Approved 2012