Emergency Management, M.Sc.

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  • Tuition Fee
    870 USD/credit
    Tuition fee
    870 USD/credit
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
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University of New Haven, Emergency Management - The market for emergency management personnel is on the brink of exponential expansion. One reason why: The field is emerging as an independent profession that offers the promise of increased identity, prestige, and monetary benefits for those holding degrees in the discipline.

About

University of New Haven, Emergency Management

Before September 11, 2001, the job market for emergency management was already expanding quickly. The movement of populations into the “Sunshine States” and into risk-prone areas such as coastlines, floodplains, and forests made natural events such as hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes far more threatening and challenging to communities and businesses. After September 11, terrorism in all forms — including biological and chemical — became a crucial and inextricable part of emergency management.

Only the second such program in New England, the M.S. in Emergency Management program offers 36 credits of interdisciplinary coursework — delivered both online and on campus — that prepares students for successful roles in disaster mitigation and prevention. Students in the program complete eight required core courses covering topics in hazard mitigation, catastrophe readiness, disaster recovery, emergency incident management, and more.

An additional four courses are required for the degree and can be completed as electives or as requirements to satisfy a graduate certificate in criminal justice management, fire science, public administration, national security administration, or another area.

Programme Structure

This graduate program is designed to develop emergency management and related professionals grounded in emergency management principles, social and natural science knowledge, administrative and managerial skills, and technical and personal competencies. The program will contribute to the professionalization of the emergency management community and help cultivate a culture of preparedness and prevention through developing skills to build community capacity to solve problems in emergency situations.

36 credit hours

Required Courses: (24 credits)

  • Principles of Emergency Management
  • Principles and Practices of Hazard Mitigation
  • Catastrophe Readiness and Response
  • Holistic Disaster Recovery: Creating a More Sustainable Future
  • Social Dimensions of Disaster
  • Emergency Incident Management
  • Emergency Management Thesis Proposal and Research and
  • Emergency Management Thesis Writing and Defense
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  • Emergency Management Research Project and
  • Strategic Planning for the Fire Service

Elective Courses: (12 credits)

Students may choose from a host of courses offered by the university based on their field of study interest, or future employment. Due to the diverse field of emergency management, a student may choose to couple this degree with a certificate from another program (such as those listed below), or any other set of electives or certificates as approved by the program director.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission Procedure: Full-Time Freshman Students
  • Complete the Undergraduate Application for Admission and submit it to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with the non-refundable application fee. Applications are available on our website: www.newhaven.edu/apply. We are also a member of the Common Application. Prospective applicants can access the Common Application at www.commonapp.org. Equal consideration for admission is given to students who submit the UNH Application or the Common Application. ($75 for paper applications; $25 for on-line or common applications)
  • Submit an official copy of your secondary/high school transcript to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. A satisfactory General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is acceptable in place of a high school diploma. (Note: The Right of Privacy Act requires that you must request your official transcripts. UNH cannot request them on your behalf.) If you are currently attending secondary/high school you must send us your final high school transcript with your graduation date as soon as it becomes available.
  • Submit official Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) scores. Our SAT code is 3663 and our ACT code is 0576.
  • Submit at least one letter of recommendation.
  • A personal essay is required. The essay is an opportunity for us to get to know you as a person, not just your grades and test scores. It also gives us an example of how you express yourself and demonstrates your ability to organize your thoughts. The personal essay should be between 250 and 500 words on a topic of your choice.
Admission Procedure: Full-Time Transfer Students
  • Complete the Undergraduate Application for Admission and submit it to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with the non-refundable application fee. Applications are available on our website, www.newhaven.edu/apply. We are also members of the Common Application. Prospective students can access the Common Application at www.commonapp.org. Equal consideration for admission is given to students who submit the UNH Application or the Common Application
  • Submit official transcripts from all the colleges/universities that you have attended.
  • Students who have completed fewer than twenty-four credits from their previous college(s), must submit an official secondary/high school transcript which includes the date of graduation. A satisfactory General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is acceptable in lieu of a high school diploma.
  • Students who have completed fewer than twenty-four credits from their previous college(s), must submit official Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) scores. Our SAT code is 3663 and our ACT code is 0576.
  • Transfer students have the option to submit a personal essay and at least one letter of recommendation from an academic source.

Transfer students, if accepted, will receive a transfer credit evaluation shortly after they are accepted.

Admission Procedure: International Students
  1. Submit a complete Online Application for International Undergraduate Students with a NON-REFUNDABLE Application Fee of $50.00. A student will be required to pay the application fee using a valid credit card. His or her application will NOT be processed without the application fee. If a student does not have a credit card, he or she should send a us a bank check or money order - drawn on a U.S. Bank and made payable to the University of New Haven. The check or money order should be sent in the mail along with items 2-10 upon completion of your online application. DO NOT SEND CASH.
    1. For First-Year Applicants (Students who just finished, or in the process of finishing, secondary/high school): Submit OFFICIAL/notarized/attested/or certified copies of ORIGINAL senior secondary/high school records. This includes mark sheets, academic transcripts, final examination results, diplomas, and degree certificates such as Std. X (SSC), Std. XII (HSC), O Levels, A Levels, IB, WAEC, CXC, etc.
    2. For Transfer Applicants (Students who have attended any post-secondary institution (college/university): Submit OFFICIAL/notarized/attested/or certified copies of ORIGINAL senior secondary/high school records (see 2.a. above) AND ALL post-secondary school (university/college) records. This includes mark sheets, academic transcripts, examination result, diplomas, and degree certificates. Transfer applicants MUST also submit official/certified course descriptions or syllabi, with exact course names and numbers, for all post-secondary (university/college) academic work attempted so that it may be evaluated for possible transfer of credit. Student-generated course descriptions are not acceptable.
      Credit may be granted for IB Higher Level Exam Scores of 4 or better and for A-Level courses of C or better.
      Please note: If post secondary (university/college) studies were done outside the U.S., a course-by-course evaluation of all academic work is strongly recommended for possible transfer of credit. Please contacthttp://www.wes.org/ for more information.
  2. Submit a word-for-word notarized/attested/or certified English translations in the same format as the official document if the official document is not in English. It is important that everything on the official document be translated. Translations should be done by a bona fide translating agency in your country or in the U.S.
  3. Submit at least one letter of recommendation from an academic source.
  4. Submit a personal essay, personal statement or a statement of purpose. The essay is an opportunity for us to get to know the student as a person, not just his or her grades and test scores. It also gives us an example of how the student expresses himself or herself and demonstrates his or her ability to organize his or her thoughts. The personal essay should be between 250 and 500 words on a topic of his or her choice.
  5. Complete and submit the Financial Statement for International Students Form (FSIS) accompanied by an original bank statement from the sponsor showing adequate funds. The bank statement must be of recent date of issue, no more than 6 months old, in English, and it must be in the same name as your sponsor. To download the FSIS form, click here.
  6. All non-native English language speakers must demonstrate English language competency by providing a TOEFL score of 80 on the internet based test (iBT) or an IELTS score of 6.5. The University of New Haven School Code for TOEFL is 3663. . The Pearson Test of English with a minimum score of 53 is acceptable. The Pearson is managed by Language Testing (LT), a division of Pearson Education Ltd. The International Test of English Proficiency , iTEP score of 3.7 is also acceptable, iTEP is an innovative, Internet-based English assessment tool developed by Boston Educational Services. Completion of ELS Language Center Level 112 is also accepted in lieu of either the TOEFL or IELTS.
  7. Submit a clear copy of your passport information page with your complete name, date of birth, and country of citizenship.
  8. Applicants currently in the U.S. must submit clear copies of their U.S. visa stamp, I-94 card, I-20 (if any), I-797 (if any), and all other immigration document(s).

Tuition Fee

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    870 USD/credit
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    870 USD/credit
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Graduate Tuition, per credit - $870

Living costs for New Haven

1,380 - 2,110 USD/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

There are 3 types of loan programs for Graduate students:

  • Federal Direct Student Loan - A federal loan where the student is the borrower. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (5 credits each trimester) to be considered for the Federal Student Loan.
  • Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan - A credit based federal loan where the student is the borrower. Students may borrow up to theCost of Attendanceminus any financial aid the student is receiving. A credit-worthy endorser (co-signer) may be required by the lender. Students must first have their eligibility determined for the Federal Direct Student Loan before borrowing the Graduate PLUS loan.
  • Private Alternative Loans - These are private credit based loans where the student is the borrower and may require a credit worthy co-signer. Students should maximize their federal loan eligibility before applying for a private loan.

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