College of Professional & International Education

Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration

The application deadline for Fall 2020 is June 1, 2020.

The Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration (EMER) degree program at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is fully online, and prepares graduates for organizational leadership and senior-level positions across the emergency services sector. The program's high-quality, wide-ranging courses engage students in theory and research that inform the management of disaster risk. Program coursework culminates in projects or theses that directly strengthen students’ organizations and communities.

The EMER program at CSULB was named in the Top 5 of the Guide to Online Schools in their 2020 Best Value Colleges (based on tuition rates and salary data) and 2020 Most Affordable rankings. 

In recent years, emergency services professions have become extremely competitive, with demands for personnel to further their education to attain promotion and keep up with technical advances. Those in the following fields are well-suited for this program:

  • Firefighters
  • Police officers
  • Military personnel
  • Emergency medical services personnel
  • Disaster response planners within government, business, and industry

College: Health and Human Services

Department: School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management

June 1, 2020

For more information about the program contact Dr. Peter Kreysa, EMER Graduate Advisor, at or Matthew Reimers, CPIE Program Developer, at


Read the EMER Handbook here.

View the EMER Spring 2020 Schedule of Classes here.

View the EMER Summer 2020 Schedule of Classes here.

View the EMER Fall 2020 Schedule of Classes here.


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