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Why study Fire and Emergency Management Administration online through OSU?

Oklahoma State University's Fire and Emergency Management Administration program is one of the oldest programs in the nation.  Students receive a superior academic experience in preparing professionals for leadership positions in the critical service professions of fire and rescue, emergency management, emergency medical services, law enforcement, homeland security and related fields in both the public and private sectors.
This program was ranked as the #1 Best Online Master's Program in Emergency Management by 


Online learning through the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) provides a flexible alternative to traditional on-campus courses as a convenient way to earn your degree whenever your career or other life commitments prevent you from taking classes on campus in a traditional setting.


Regular semester classes are taught live using Zoom one night per week/per class.  


Courses taught online are of identical quality and instruction as those taught in traditional classrooms. CEAT Online Learning and FEMP faculty are here to help our students succeed! 


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The Fire and Emergency Management program is a 33 credit hour program that facilitates professional networking among its students and with leaders in the field.  The curriculum is designed to provide students with the theoretical and substantive knowledge about 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.


Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates can demonstrate mastery of substantive theories in and knowledge of fire and emergency management administration and of its application to practical problems and issues in the field.  
  • Graduates are able to conduct research and critically analyze problems in the fire and emergency management fields.
  • Graduates can demonstrate effective written communication skills


Academic Common Market

Depending on where you live, you may qualify for in-state tuition through the Academic Common Market.





The MS in Fire and Emergency Management Administration program is a specialized degree designed to provide an educational foundation for those who are currently serving or aspire to serve as managers or administrators in the fire service, emergency management, emergency medical services, law enforcement, or homeland security in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors.

Any student having a Bachelor's degree with an overall 3.00 grade-point average (GPA) may be admitted as a student in full standing.  Those with less than an overall 3.00 GPA are considered on a probationary basis.  Other requirements are listed below.

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Students enrolled in the Fire and Emergency Management Administration master's program will complete 33 credit hours during the course of their studies. Cost estimates below are calculated based on 2022-2023 rates. Additional cost details and OSU’s tuition and fee estimator are available on the Bursar website.

2022-2023 Estimated Cost
  Resident Non-Resident
Total cost per credit hour 533.60 663.80
Total cost per 3-credit hour course 1,600.80 1,991.40
Total program cost based on 33 hours 17,608.80 21,905.40

* This is only an estimate of cost, based on currently approved 2022-2023 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks, exams, or course expenses, nor do they factor in individual transfer credits or scholarship information. Cost will vary if not enrolled in a fully online degree program. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer



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