Crisis and disaster management professionals are in high demand in public and private sector organizations alike, offering stability and versatility for your future. Get the training you need for success at the University of Central Missouri.
At UCM, we offer the options you need to begin, continue or advance your career. Become an expert with the comprehensive education of our Crisis and Disaster Management bachelor’s degree — the first of its kind in Missouri and the oldest in the U.S. If you simply need a credential for your current job or want additional knowledge and skills, you’ll get what you seek with one of our undergraduate certificates. With either pathway you’ll get specialized training in one of four areas to focus your studies.
UCM offers four areas of focus for your training:
100% online, with some on-campus options
Choose from 4 areas of specialization
Earn credits for experience or licensing
Classes follow an 8-week format
Affordable, hands-on education
Experienced and credentialed faculty
You may be a new college student or a transfer student building on your associate degree. You may be a working professional or first responder expanding your career horizons. No matter your standing, you’ll enjoy not only UCM’s flexibility but also these benefits of our Crisis and Disaster Management offerings:
Having completed one of UCM’s Crisis and Disaster Management offerings, you’ll be recognized for the quality education and training you received. In 2022, we achieved numerous national rankings for these programs, including “Best Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management Colleges” by Universities.com. Employers will know you have sought-after skills such as grant writing and management, policy compliance, training development, communication and many more, preparing you for roles specific to your specialization:
Key project areas include establishing and disseminating best practices for rural communities, first responder training, safety and health workshops, and educational or professional development opportunities for future emergency managers and current student scholars. Learn more about IREM.