CEAT’s FEMP program ranks No. 1

Thursday February 2, 2023

Media contact: Kristi Wheeler | Manager, CEAT Marketing and Communications | 405-744-5831 | [email protected]

Oklahoma State University’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) was ranked #1 by College Rank for its PhD in Fire and Emergency Management Administration (FEMP).

One of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious programs, OSU’s Doctorate in Fire and Emergency Management prepares leaders in fire and emergency management, homeland security professionals, educators, and research scholars.

The program was established in 1996 as a Master of Arts specialization in Fire and Emergency Management within Political Science. In 1999, the degree changed to Master of Science in Fire and Emergency Management Administration. The curriculum includes public policy, strategic administration and organizational management, human dimensions of disasters, leadership and terrorism.

An important part of OSU’s land grant mission is service to the community, state, and nation by preparing professionals for jobs in critical service sectors. FEMP’s mission is to prepare professionals for leadership positions in the critical service professions of fire and rescue, emergency management, EMS, law enforcement, homeland security and related fields in both the public and private sectors.

These professions deal with the mitigation, preparedness, response to, and recovery from the adverse effects of acute exposure to natural, technological, and social hazards. The program specializes in strategic politics, public management and organizational behavior, human dimensions of disasters, leadership and counterterrorism. It also facilitates professional networking among its students and with leaders in the field.

The curriculum is designed to provide students with theoretical and in-depth knowledge of management structures and functions, analytical skills that enable the practical application of theories, research skills that enable critical analysis of real-world problems, and written communication skills necessary for effective management.

“The Oklahoma State University Fire and Emergency Management Program has been critical to my success as a practitioner and academic,” said Brian O’Neil FEMP Ph.D. Candidate. “The program’s professors form a perfectly assembled team with expert knowledge in all areas of firefighting, emergency management, disaster science, risk theory, public administration and organizational behavior. In addition, the program has allowed me to interact with emergency responders worldwide, which has greatly enhanced my understanding of my profession. maybe mMost importantly, the program has given me the skills to bridge the gap between research and practice in the fire service. My experience as a FEMP student was wonderful and I give the program my highest recommendation.”

OSU also offers a minor in Emergency Management and a Master of Science in Fire and Emergency Management Administration.

College Rank only ranks accredited programs and universities based on their potential post-graduation salary, individual program accreditation, and overall affordability.

Top 5 Online Doctorates in Emergency Management – College Rank

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