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.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.


The convenience of GCUs evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals. Evening classes meet once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom, filled with career minded individuals. Evening class sizes are kept small, providing a warm nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. Classes begin frequently at various locations.

Online and Evening program disclosures      

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