Examine how research in emergency management impacts policy and
practices in the field.
Apply theoretical perspectives dealing with hazards, risks, and
vulnerability within emergency management systems.
Apply emergency management theories to research questions and
Design a risk-based decision-making program for emergency use in
public, private, and nonprofit organizations.
Apply valid, reliable, and ethical research to your decisions.
Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and
consistent with the expectations for your profession.
Learn the latest in theory and practice from a doctoral faculty who
are actively engaged in the emergency management field.
Learn through our immersive media simulation, Riverbend City, to
develop and practice your skills in a risk-free environment.
Access our engaging, online learning environment anytime, anywhere,
with any device—set your own schedule while meeting deadlines.
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think.
Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited
Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer
tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn
The Doctor of Emergency Management degree curriculum focuses on
policy development and evaluation in crisis and emergency
preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.
Allows you to work extensively on your capstone topic, methodology,
application to current theory, and overall project plan from the
beginning of your program.
Enhance the skills you develop in your program coursework through
these intensive, onsite experiences with students and faculty.
Develop your project, write your findings, and demonstrate your use of evidence to improve outcomes or resolve a gap in the field.
|Course Number||Course Title|
|EMG7025||Emergency Management Policy and the Administration of Emergencies and Disasters|
|EMG7035||Emergency Management Systems|
|EMG8015||Risk Management in Emergency Management|
|EMG8025||Emergency Management Operations and Planning|
|EMG8035||Response, Continuity, Recovery, and Resilience|
Apply research and theory to inform policy and practice to design and manage resilient systems.
Address the hazards that threaten the well-being of society with the
Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) Concentration.
Prepare to teach using your personal teaching philosophy and applying
ethical decision-making, multicultural competence, and more.
Implement project management practices through innovative technology
related to communication, collaboration, information management, and
These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads).
They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for
Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their
fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need,
A doctoral degree takes special effort. It's why we offer expert
support at every step to keep you moving forward toward your
For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about
thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.
Kay Goss, former Associate FEMA Director, talks about the importance
of a focused education.
Learn the main difference between these two doctoral program types
and the questions you should ask to help guide your program
It takes a range of public service professionals, from law
enforcement to case managers, to respond to a crisis.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
online doctoral degree in emergency management.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.