Designed to fit your schedule

Earn your degree in one year from a top 20 university

No GRE required

Designed to fit your schedule

Earn your degree in as little as one year from a top 20 university

No GRE required

Admissions

USC Bovard College’s Master of Science in Emergency Management is ideal for professionals working in the field of Emergency Management who understand the value of a graduate degree from a topflight university and how it can advance their career.

If you’re ready to take the next step toward your professional success, we’re here to answer your questions and guide you through the admissions process.

Our flexible curriculum can be completed in 1 or 2 years and we offer three start terms each year: fall, spring, and summer.

Information about our upcoming start term, application deadlines and information sessions can be found on this page under “Important Dates & Upcoming Events”. Please contact us if you are interested in applying for our next start, or have questions about a future term.

Admissions

Admissions Requirements

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USC Bovard College completes a comprehensive review of all applications. We do not use a formula. Successful applicants will have demonstrated academic and professional success.

Applicants must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or foreign equivalent.
  • For international applicants, a valid score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson Test of English (PTE).

Important Dates & Upcoming Events

Online Information Session: February 23, 2022
Priority Review Deadline: May 24, 2022
Final Application Deadline: July 19, 2022
The next start date: August 30, 2022

Application Materials

Complete and submit your Graduate Admissions Application online. Within the application, you will need to provide the following application materials:

  • Resume: Up-to-date professional resume or curriculum vitae
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2-3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose: 1-2 page essay addressing why you are pursuing an MSEM degree, how this program will help you in your career, and why the program at USC is a good fit for you
  • Transcripts: Open, scan and upload official transcripts from each postsecondary institution (undergraduate and graduate) you have attended directly to the application portal. Additional information on transcript submission can be found here.

Submit your application with a $90 application fee. Fee waiver eligibility information is located here.

How to Apply

Ready to start your application? Additional information on how to complete your application can be found here.

Applicants should note that USC Bovard College is currently not accepting applications to the Online MS in Emergency Management program from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C. and Wisconsin. If you live in a state or territory from which we are not currently accepting students, please reach out to the Bovard College Admissions Office. Their contact information is below.

The Online MS in Emergency Management program does not qualify to issue Form I-20 to international students. International applicants should also contact the Bovard College Admissions Office to confirm their eligibility.

After You Apply

Check your email regularly, as you may receive important communications from the Admissions department regarding your application.

Contact USC Bovard College Admissions with any questions at 213-821-3000 or email us.

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