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About Fire & Emergency Management Administration

Oklahoma State University’s graduate program in Fire and Emergency Management Administration Program is one of the oldest programs in the nation. Students receive a superior academic experience in preparing leaders in the fire services, disaster management, emergency management professions, as well as educators and researchers in these fields.
Students can complete degree requirements either online as distance students or as a resident on campus. Online Graduate courses typically meet in real time.  Distance students join on-campus students in lecture, discussion, and group work, utilizing state of the art classrooms designed for distance education.  The FEMP program requires that a minimum of nine hours must be completed on campus in Stillwater, Oklahoma. This can be accomplished during one-week courses in the summer.
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 the Master of Science in Fire and Emergency Management Administration. The curriculum includes public policy, strategic administration and organizational management, human dimensions of disaster, leadership, and terrorism.

FEMP ranks high

Most affordable

Oklahoma State University has been ranked most affordable school for its fire and emergency management (FEMP) program by OnlineU.  Since 2004, OnlineU has helped inspire students to accomplish their education and career goals by finding the online degrees with the best value by conducting manual research on thousands of online degrees each year to provide accurate, detailed cost information and salary information of alumni from those colleges.  OnlineU publishes rankings across hundreds of online degree programs, have collected reviews from over 13,000 online students and publish comprehensive guides and news articles to help students find the best degree for their aspirations.

Top school for online master's degrees

Oklahoma State University has been ranked as one of the year’s best schools for earning a master’s degree online by website Oklahoma State University’s recognition comes at a time when enrollment in master’s degree programs is on the rise. In October of 2021, the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) reported a 7.3 percent increase in first-time graduate student enrollment in Fall 2020. First-time, part-time student enrollment rose by 13.5 percent. The CGS report cites the growth of online and hybrid learning options as a primary driver of these trends.

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