Curriculum

Curriculum

Adler University’s fully online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Emergency Management Leadership is a 37 credit-hour program. Courses are eight weeks in length, and this program can be completed online in just over two years with scheduled breaks.

The Emergency Management Leadership M.A. coursework meets the following minimum professional education requirements and/or requirements to apply for the following certifications (Additional experiential standards may be required):

  • Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) certification from the International Association of Emergency Managers
  • Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification from the International Association of Emergency Managers
  • Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity education and training requirements from the National Fire Protection Association
  • Professional Development Series Certificate of Achievement from the Emergency Management Institute

The Emergency Management Leadership M.A. is offered in the following sequence of classes, including a final capstone course:

  • EML 500 (3) Foundations of Emergency Management Systems
  • EML 501 (3) Law and Politics of Emergency Management
  • EML 502 (3) Supporting Functional Needs Populations in Disasters
  • EML 503 (3) Disaster Response, Recovery and Continuity
  • EML 504 (3) Psychology of Terrorism
  • EML 505 (3) Leading In Times of Crisis
  • EML 506 (3) Essentials of Effective Communication
  • EML 507 (3) Research Methods for Leaders in Emergency Management
  • EML 508 (3) Group, Organization, and System Development
  • EML 509 (3) Private Sector Emergency Management Strategies
  • EML 510 (3) Disaster Mental and Behavioral Health Applications in Emergency Management
  • EML 511 (3) Emerging Issues in Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • EML 512 (1) Capstone Project