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Emergency and Disaster Management Degree Online - Fire Science Administration

In the Fire Science Administration Specialization courses, you’ll explore key topics such as:

  • Human resource planning for fire service organizations
  • Structure and organization of fire services
  • Fire-related human behavior
  • Best practices in life safety systems
  • Public policy in fire and emergency services
  • Political issues that impact fire services administration
  • Fire and emergency services planning and code enforcement

Why Earn Your Emergency and Disaster Management Degree Online at Saint Leo?

Expand the scope of your fire services knowledge and prepare for career advancement with the convenience of an online course schedule. Fire science is a respected profession with rising demand in the public and private sectors nationwide. Our comprehensive, regionally and nationally accredited curriculum is designed to deliver world-class training in the high-level leadership skills necessary to manage fire prevention, protection and safety services. Emergency and disaster management degree online students will also gain a deep understanding of the social, political and legal aspects of fire science management.

Our Online Master of Science in Emergency and Disaster Management – Fire Science Administration Specialization program is directed toward those who are currently working in the field. In many jurisdictions and in the military, high-ranking law enforcement, public safety and fire service officers are often encouraged, and may be required, to attain a master’s degree.

However, no matter where you are in your career now, as a graduate of our program you will have applicable skills and an impressive university credential. Your online master’s degree will be an important step forward in your career, moving you closer to your dream of a promotion to lieutenant, captain or battalion chief or becoming an arson investigator or fire marshal and more.

The convenient, online delivery method is ideal for fire service professionals and others who are currently employed and want a nationally recognized, regionally accredited education that fits their personal schedules. That’s you, right? Study when and where you want and finish fast. When you’re ready to enhance your career prospects as a fire science professional, we’re ready to help you achieve your goal.

Guiding you through your studies is Dr. Robert Diemer, a Saint Leo University professor and Director of our Department of Public Safety Administration. Well-known in local and national investigative and law enforcement circles, Dr. Diemer has served as a Deputy Sheriff, State Coordinator for the Florida Sheriff’s Association Statewide Task Force, and Chief of Investigations for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Law Enforcement. Dr. Diemer was also responsible for managing and coordinating the operations of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Terrorism Response Team.

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You’ll also attain a strong foundation in general emergency and disaster management topics such as:

  • Legal and regulatory aspects of emergency and disaster management
  • Organizational leadership theories and applications
  • Impact of terrorism on homeland security
  • Risk identification and assessment
  • Psychological aspects of catastrophic events
  • Hazard mitigation

Degree Requirements

In order to earn your online master’s degree with the concentration in fire science administration, you must successfully complete seven foundation courses, four specialization courses and an Applied Project course.

MS FIRE SCIENCE CORE COURSES (24 CREDITS)
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