Benefits of a Master’s in Emergency Management for Police Officers

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 Police Officers looking to move up in rank, it is often necessary to have a master’s degree. Our Master’s in Emergency Management will help you achieve this requirement and also prepare you to manage emergency situations in your community efficiently and effectively. With this degree, you will be better prepared to manage community operations based on the contingency plans you will create. As a Police Officer trained in Emergency Management, you will also be able to:

  • Assist in preparing and maintaining disaster operations plans
  • Train 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 a member of emergency response teams

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

Jeff Beno, graduate student in Emergency Management

“I received my bachelor’s in CJ Administration from U.N.H. in 2013, which has helped me in my law enforcement career. I decided to take Emergency Management because it was something new to me and a field that I would like to pursue afterward. I have learned a great deal from the instructors who are very knowledgeable and passionate about what they teach. I cannot speak for other online programs, as this is my first and only online learning experience, albeit a positive one. To new students, I found the orientation to the online system to be extremely helpful and the courses are definitely worth the many hours per week invested.”

Other Online Graduate Programs

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