Master of Science in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership


For those individuals who are looking to pursue a leadership role in emergency management, Grand Canyon University's MSL degree with an emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership offers the solution. Those who work for a police department, fire department, emergency services, or in a cyber-security role within an organization may benefit from this program. With an emphasis in disaster preparedness and executive fire leadership, this program prepares graduates with the skills to develop professionally and gain self-confidence in their own leadership styles. It also offers an opportunity for graduates of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program (NFA-EEOP) to complete a graduate degree.

Students enrolled in the disaster preparedness and executive fire leadership degree may learn to integrate a conceptual foundation for an executive leadership role that emphasizes the immediate application of ethical and practical leadership skills. The planning and management skills for crisis situations are explored as well as the issues involved in large-scale emergencies. Modern terrorism and terrorist behavior are also examined, including cyberterrorism. In addition, coursework addresses environmental issues directly related to leadership skills development in the area of emergency public safety and disaster preparedness.

Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) $1,045 N/A
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) $21,450 N/A
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate 79% N/A
Median Private Loan Debt $0 N/A
Median TIV Loan Debt $22,679 N/A
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

Occupations
Emergency Management Directors
General and Operations Managers
Sales Managers
Administrative Services Managers
General and Operations Managers
Management Analysts
  1. It is the policy of the University to collect and remit sales, use, excise and/or gross receipts taxes in compliance with state and local taxing jurisdiction regulations which require the University to remit tax where applicable. These regulations vary by location. Please note: It is also the policy of the University to require payment of sales, use, excise, and/or gross receipts tax. Payment of tax is ultimately the student's financial responsibility to the University regardless of financing arrangements. Per Hawaii requirements: It is hereby stated that students residing in the State of Hawaii will be charged Hawaii General Excise Tax on all transactions. Students living in the District of Oahu will be charged 4.5%. Students residing in other Hawaii districts will be charged 4.0%.
  2. Book costs are based on an average. Costs may increase or decrease depending on electronic availability or publisher's book costs.
  3. Room and board costs may be higher or lower depending on housing and meal plan choice. This number is based on an average for students on campus.
  4. Some Non-Traditional programs may be offered on the ground campus or on-line.
  5. N/A identifies that a program is not offered in that modality or that fewer than 10 students graduated within the reported timeframe.
  6. Tuition and Fees for each program are based on current rates. Future Tuition and Fee Rates may vary. Tuition was calculated using the number of credit hours in the program times the current tuition rate and includes the Graduation Fee. Full time students enrolled at a program taken at the main campus include a Student Activity Fee, charged every semester. Online programs include a one time Learning Management Fee. Some programs may also include additional fees based on course materials.
  7. On-time graduation rates and median loan debt are based on students who graduated in the 2011-2012 award year.
  8. Not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities.
  9. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

Online/Evening program disclosures

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.