Why Earn your Masters of Science in Emergency Management Online at the University of New Haven?

Earn Your Master’s from the Masters

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920, the University moved to its current campus in 1960 and has earned a national reputation for its Emergency Management, Criminal Justice, and Forensic Science programs.

The University of New Haven’s Henry C. Lee College has been helping students achieve success for more than 50 years. As part of our philosophy, you will be learning from the same faculty who teach in our on-campus programs — instructors who have experience in the fields they are teaching. Our instructors work together to provide the highest quality education for students, integrating core academic learning objectives and the professional application of those competencies.

As only the second Emergency Management program in New England, our online Master’s in Emergency Management will:

  • Ground you in management principles
  • Arm you with social and natural science knowledge
  • Develop your administrative and managerial skills
  • Enhance and develop your technical and personal competencies in this important professional arena
  • Prepare you for a successful role in disaster mitigation and prevention

The Online Master’s of Science in Emergency Management is based on FEMA recommendations and supports the professionalization of the Emergency Management field. Our program equips professionals to enter or advance in their careers by providing a solid academic education along with theory and research-based training related to disasters such as floods, tornadoes, blizzards and terrorism.

“I am a firefighter embarking on a career change that will build on my experience and training. Enrolling in the Master’s degree program at UNH was the best decision I have made for my career. The instructors have first-hand experience in Emergency Management and the classes are more practical than theoretical. I am confident that when I complete my degree, I will be prepared to handle the challenges I will face as an Emergency Manager.”

More about the University of New Haven

Our Mission Statement

To prepare our students to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in a global society by providing them the highest-quality education through experiential, collaborative and discovery-based learning.


University of New Haven is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Recent Awards

The University of New Haven was recognized by The Princeton Review in its annual college rankings on its “Best Colleges” list.

The University of New Haven has been honored as a College of Distinction. We are of a select group of colleges to earn this prestigious designation, based on excellence in four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus communities, and successful outcomes.

For over five years, we have ranked in the top 15% of more than 12,000 colleges and universities serving military personnel by the “G.I. Jobs” magazine.

For more information about the University of New Haven’s ranking and awards, visit our awards and affiliations page.

Other Online Graduate Programs

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

Active Connecticut police officers and firefighters may qualify for a 50% discount on tuition. Click here to learn more >