Benefits of a Master’s in Emergency Management for Military Personnel

Emergency Management is a growing profession and is projected to continue growing at a rate of 20% according to the U.S. Department of Labor. That means that there are many emerging opportunities available for those obtaining a Master’s in Emergency Management in today’s job market. With your master’s degree in Emergency Management from the University of New Haven, you will have the opportunity to advance your career, earn a larger salary, and become a leader in your community.

Emergency Management is becoming more complicated and demanding. The numbers and consequences of both man-made and natural disasters are increasing. This is leading more employers to seek an Emergency Management professional that will understand the political and socio-economic nuances of disasters — and how to effectively write a contingency plan of operations. It is also important for those entering the Emergency Management field to be up-to-date on all of the latest procedures. At the University of New Haven, you will learn the best Emergency Management practices from our expert faculty, with years of valuable experience in the field. Our online format offers flexibility within a structured weekly class environment to appeal to your busy schedule. This format allows for focused, rigorous discussions and an emphasis on class participation.

For Military Personnel, a Master’s in Emergency Management prepares you to become an Emergency Management Specialist. As an EM Specialist, you can prepare for emergencies or natural disasters by developing detailed warning, control, and evacuation plans. These plans must be adapted to respond to natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes — as well as man-made disasters or enemy attacks.

Duties as an Emergency Management Specialist:

  • Assist in preparing and maintaining disaster operations plans
  • Train military and civilian personnel on what to do in an emergency
  • Operate and maintain nuclear, biological, and chemical detection and decontamination equipment
  • Conduct surveys to determine needs in the event of an emergency
  • Monitor disaster preparedness activities and training operations
  • Serve as members of emergency response teams

Do you want to advance your career while also helping your country? Do you want to become the best at preparing for the worst? Then apply for the University of New Haven’s Master’s in Emergency Management program now!

Darren Foster, graduate student in Emergency Management

“The Emergency Management Program here at UNH has opened my eyes to a new level of disaster preparedness, the holistic recovery process, proper mitigation procedures, planning considerations, and the importance of the private sector’s involvement. Overall, it has taught me how to think and plan at a strategic level and not just an operational, which I was used to.
The knowledge and professionalism of the coordinator and professors are beyond reproach. The professors are available 24/7 for any questions or issue you may have. Classes are small and discussions are informative and give new ideas because the students are from different backgrounds and have different experiences.”

Other Online Graduate Programs

We also offer an online Masters in Investigations and an online Masters in Criminal Justice