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Nebraska Announces New Master of Science in Emergency Preparedness

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Public Health announces a new Master of Science in Emergency Preparedness. This program, available both on-campus and online, will address a growing workforce demand for more individuals with formal education in public health emergency preparedness. The MS in Emergency Preparedness is offered as two tracks: a practice-based track, or an academic-based track. The 36-credit hour program is designed to teach professionals how to plan for and respond to events, such as natural and man-made disasters, terrorist attacks, or infectious disease threats. The program is the first master’s degree program in emergency preparedness with a focus on the “Public Health and Medical Response” in the Midwest and one of only about 20 such programs in the country. The online format is currently available through the University of Nebraska’s Online Worldwide website.