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Emergency Management

Main organization(s): North Dakota State University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology. College of Arts, humanities and Social Sciences




The 45 credits programme is built on a core of social science courses that help students approach the study of disasters and emergency management from a sociological perspective. The program also draws from other disciplines that enhance the development of processes and techniques that help to mitigate hazards deal with disasters and manage emergencies. This programme is organized around the three areas, i.e. core courses, disaster stage courses, and disaster area studies. Core courses include methods, statistics, and theory. Disaster stage courses cover preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. Disaster area studies include social and behavioural sciences, disaster types, the emergency manager, and the public and private sector responses to emergencies. For details please see course curriculum.

Subject areas

Social theory, Emergency management, Law and regulation, Disaster preparedness, Disaster recovery, Resilience, Mitigation, Response, Environmental sociology, Community development, Environmental sociology.

Target audience

University students, Emergency management professionals.

Admission Requirement

A baccalaureate / bachelors degree with one course in undergraduate social theory (or related topic), one course in research methods, and one course in statistics, have a GPA of 3.2 or greater, attain a combined minimum score on the GRE of 1,000 (verbal and quantitative). International students are required to provide their English proficiency scores (TOEFL), for details on international students admission requirements please see international admission section.



Geographical coverage



2 years.

Application procedure

Completed Application for Graduate School Admission, Official copies of transcript (grade report) are required from each college or university - including all undergraduate and graduate work, transcripts are to be submitted in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution. For international students, certified English translations must also be included, a $35 application fee and $10 processing fee. International applicants must pay an additional $15 transcript evaluation fee, statement of purpose outlining reasons for pursuing graduate study, Test scores, as required by programme; letters of recommendation are required from persons familiar with academic achievements.


Scholarships are available through federal and university sources.

Tuition & cost

Costs depend on credit hours selected. Estimated costs can be seen at tuition planner.

Deadline for application

01 Apr 2008


Dr. Daniel J. Klenow, Chairperson
Sociology, Anthropology and Emergency Management
North Dakota State University
Minard Hall 408A, Fargo, ND 58105, USA
Tel: +1 701 231 8925

Last updated

17 Oct 2007

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  • Type University programme
  • Level Masters
  • Location Fargo, North Dakota. USA.
  • Language English.

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