Fire and Emergency Management Administration, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 Hours

Core Courses
FEMP 5113Introduction to Fire Administration3
FEMP 5123Introduction to Emergency Management3
FEMP 6103Proseminar in Fire and Emergency Management3
FEMP 6323Organizational Behavior in Disasters3
FEMP 6413Seminar Risk Theory and Management3
Hours Subtotal15
Methods/Research
FEMP 5013Research Design3
FEMP 5023Quantitative Methods for Fire and Emergency Management I3
FEMP 6013Qualitative Methods for Fire and Emergency Management3
FEMP 6023Quantitative Methods for Fire and Emergency Management II3
Hours Subtotal12
Electives
Select 18 hours from the following: 118
Hazard, Vulnerability, and Risk Analysis
Financial Administration for Fire and Emergency Management
Labor Management for Fire and Emergency Management
Disaster Response
Preparedness and Planning
Disaster Recovery
Mitigation
Political and Community Relations for Fire and Emergency Management Administration
Leadership and Management for Fire and Emergency Management
Incident Command System
Complex Emergencies
Emergency Management in the International Setting
Emergency Management and Public Policy in the United States
Politics of Disaster
Special Topics Seminar in Fire and Emergency Management
Special Topics Seminar in Emergency Management
Special Topics Seminar in Fire Administration
Populations at Risk
Comparative and International Dimensions of Emergency Management
Directed Readings in Fire and Emergency Management
Advanced Special Topics Seminar in Emergency Management
Advanced Special Topics Seminar in Fire Administration
FEMP 6850
Understanding and Responding to Terrorism
Hours Subtotal18
Dissertation Hours
FEMP 6000 Offered for variable credit, 1-12 credit hours, maximum of 60 credit hours.)15
Hours Subtotal15
Total Hours60

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval