Help your community prepare for, mitigate and recover from natural and man-made disasters. With an education in emergency management, you’ll be ready to effectively respond to local crises. At the UCF School of Public Administration, we offer both undergraduate and graduate programs in emergency management. Graduates of these programs now serve their communities as directors of emergency operations centers and coordinators of emergency management for a variety of public and private organizations.

#2

Emergency and Homeland Security
graduate program in the nation

by U.S. News and World Report

Degree Programs

We offer undergraduate and graduate level programs in a variety of modalities such as face-to-face, fully online and mixed-mode to meet your needs.

What to expect with an emergency management and homeland security degree.

Faculty

Christopher Emrich, Ph.D., GISP

Associate Professor

Public Administration

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Yue "Gurt" Ge, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Public Administration

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Qian Hu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Naim Kapucu, Ph.D.

Pegasus Professor

Public Administration

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Claire Connolly Knox, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Emergency and Crisis Management Academic Program Coordinator

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Abdul-Akeem Sadiq, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Public Policy and Public Administration Academic Program Coordinator

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Daniel Stephens, Ph.D.

Associate Lecturer

Public Administration

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Kelly Stevens, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Jungwon Yeo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Staci Zavattaro, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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UCF Researchers Work with Public Agencies to Examine Pandemic Efforts, Effects

UCF Researchers Work with Public Agencies to Examine Pandemic Efforts, Effects

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UCF Faculty Member on National Pandemic Task Force

UCF Faculty Member on National Pandemic Task Force

Public administration faculty member, Claire Knox, joins a pandemic task force for national organization. ...
From the Classroom to the Emergency Operations Center

From the Classroom to the Emergency Operations Center

When Destini Johnson arrived to escort more than 60 elementary students to after-school care on February 14, 2018, the last thing she expected was to be alerted to an active ...
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