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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.

Best Grad Schools - U.S. News & World Report: Public Affairs, Homeland Security 2023-2024

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.

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UCF Graduate Programs Climb in U.S. News Rankings, Highlighting Research Excellence and Community Impact

UCF’s emergency management program ranks No. 2 in the country, and graduate programs in education, engineering and nursing climbed in this year’s U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools...
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UCF Emergency Management Alumna Brings Local Experience to Capitol Hill

Lauren Gros ’22MECM helps shape emergency management policy for Congress and says her time as a Knight made it possible...
Claire Knox Receives Award for Exceptional Emergency Management Education

UCF Associate Professor Receives Award for Exceptional Emergency Management Education

Knox received the Kay C. Goss Innovation & Technology Award from the Federal Emergency Management Agency during its annual higher education symposium...