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Emergency and Crisis Management

About the Program

In our Emergency and Crisis Management program, our students hone their leadership, management, and coordination skills to not only prepare for emergencies but to respond, mitigate, and recover from natural and man-made disasters.

M.S. in Emergency and Crisis Management

The UNLV Emergency and Crisis Management Master of Science program prepares students for success in the rapidly growing emergency management profession. The program is designed for individuals to develop skills that enable them to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and human-created emergencies and crises.

Faculty who teach in the program have backgrounds working in high-level positions at the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as many state and municipal agencies. The program also capitalizes on our location in the dynamic city of Las Vegas and provides opportunities for students to study Tourism Security and Crowd Management issues with our internationally recognized academic faculty, and our strong connections to the local public safety and hospitality industry.

For students looking for a challenging opportunity that will lead to success in the emergency management field, this program is for you.

Application deadline is August 1. For program inquires, please contact ecm.gradcoord@unlv.edu.

Resources for Student Success

Financial Assistance

  • Financial aid is available through UNLV Student Financial Services
  • Some individuals may be eligible to receive tuition assistance from their employers
  • Veteran education benefit approved

Learn Online and in Las Vegas

We know you’re busy. That’s why our fully online classes can be taken whenever and wherever you are. Our program combines the flexibility of online courses with a capstone session in Las Vegas.