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Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Management - Fire Science

Why Earn Your Emergency Management - Fire Science Degree at Saint Leo University?

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.

The Master of Science in Emergency and Disaster Management at Saint Leo University offers a Fire Science Administration Specialization that is designed to enhance the theoretical knowledge and organizational skills of students aspiring to advancement in the fire and emergency services.  Participants will examine important concepts and principles, as well as industry best practices that will better prepare them to succeed in various administrative and leadership roles.   

Learning Experience:
Est. Time to Complete:
4 years
Credit Hours:
120 hours
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Undergraduate Emergency Management - Fire Science Program Details

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.

Learn Your Way: 

Online, On Campus, or Near You

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  • What are the on-campus facilities like?

    Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them.

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  • What are the benefits of earning your degree online?

    Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.

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  • Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.

    Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA

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Are education centers near you offering emergency management - fire science degree programs?

You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes.

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Career Outlook

No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.

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  • How will you gain real experience?


    Assist a faculty member with research or complete your own research project for credit or in addition to coursework.


    Saint Leo maintains a strong reputation with many internship sites throughout the United States. Students find opportunities and establish working relationships with various public safety agencies, the private sector, and non-government organizations (NGOs), law enforcement agencies, corrections agencies, the military, and more.

Practitioner-based Program

Students work with real-world content that they can immediately apply in the field.

Hands-on Learning

In a capstone course, students will undertake an applied project in Emergency Management

Computer skills

Learn to use industry-standard software.

What can you do with an undergraduate psychology degree?

Graduates are prepared for professional positions with various public safety agencies, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s).

What are the top psychology degree jobs?

  • Director or Coordinator of Emergency Operations
  • Disaster Services Consultant
  • Community Preparedness Planner
  • Military Support Specialist
  • Federal Coordinating Officer
  • FEMA Administration
  • Transportation Security Administration Officer
  • Safety and Security Coordinator
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent

Where are Saint Leo psychology graduates now? 

  • Atlanta Fire Department
  • Atlanta Police Department
  • Wakulla County (FL) Fire Rescue
  • Hernando County (FL) Office of Emergency Management
  • Hillsborough County (FL) Fire Rescue
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Navy
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Routt County (CO) Emergency Communications