Sep 22, 2023  
2009-2011 Graduate Catalog 

Executive Crisis and Emergency Management M.S.

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The ECEM program is a professional degree designed to maximize the expertise of experienced professionals from numerous disciplines, levels, and regions, thereby providing the opportunity to both advance individual philosophies and to gain broad exposure to a wide variety of other techniques and methodologies to effectively address natural, intentional, and technical disasters. The degree offers enhanced professional growth for the individual and a contribution to a developing body of knowledge. The program is intended for mid- to-upper level incident response managers and policy makers from the federal, state, and local level. Private sector candidates must have strong background in incident response, or be in a position that requires significant responsibility and governmental interface in this arena.

Please note that the ECEM program is a special tuition and fee based program approved by the Board of Regents. To find the current fee structure go to the Program’s website at the Department of Public Administration.

Admission Requirements

  1. A Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 overall for all undergraduate work.
  3. A completed Graduate College application.
  4. Submission of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  5. A resume which should indicate professional experience.
  6. Three letters of reference.
  7. A nonrefundable admission application of $60. A check or money order should be made payable to Board of Regents.

All the above should be sent to:
     ECEM Program
     Department of Public Administration
     4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 456026
     Las Vegas NV 89154-6026

General Program Structure

The degree requires the twelve courses listed below (36 credits), taken both on-line and on campus. All students who enter the program are expected to complete the program as a cohort. Each cohort will come to campus for several in-class sessions; the remainder of the educational experience involves interaction with instructors and classmates via web-based application, e-mail, and telephone.


Course Execution

  1. Students will evaluate, develop, and implement exercises designed to test their ability to apply course content.
  2. Students will be required to complete course work through the University’s web campus educational system.
  3. Students are expected to enroll in a full course load each module and finish with the initial cohort.

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