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Graduate Committee

Dr. Sharon Medcalf (Chair & Graduate Program Director); Dr. Ted Cieslak

The Master of Science degree in Emergency Preparedness is designed to prepare professionals in a world where emergency preparedness and response skills are essential to the public health infrastructure. Events explored include naturally occurring disasters, intentional acts of terrorism, and new emerging infectious disease threats. The course curriculum is designed to be reflective and inclusive of current and nationally endorsed competencies in emergency preparedness leadership, communication, information management, practice improvement and planning and worker health and safety. The M.S. in Emergency Preparedness is designed as a 36 credit hour program (Thesis Option) that can be completed in two academic years as a full-time student or up to five years as a part-time student. Students must choose to enroll in either the Practice-based Track or the Academic-based Track.   

MS Curriculum

The MS in Emergency Preparedness is offered as two tracks:  Practice-based or Academic-based. Students must choose one track. 

Coursework: Practice Track

A total of 36 credit hours must be completed in the M.S. degree Practice Track.

Required Courses
HPRO 810EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: PREVENTION3
EPI 811EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: PROTECTION3
HPRO 8123
HPRO 8133
EPI 820EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH3
HPRO 830FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH3
CRCJ 8230 (TERRORISM - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Omaha)3
Electives (9 credits)9
Master's Thesis6
Total Credit Hours36


Coursework: Academic Track

A total of 36 credit hours must be completed in the M.S. degree Academic Track. 

HPRO 805APPLIED RESEARCH IN PUBLIC HEALTH3
CRCJ 8230 (TERRORISM - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Omaha)3
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS I3
HPRO 810EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: PREVENTION3
EPI 811EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: PROTECTION3
EPI 820EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH3
HPRO 8123
HPRO 8133
HPRO 830FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH3
Electives (select one course or 3 credits)3
Masters Thesis6
Total Credit Hours36