online Bachelor of Arts for Emergency and Disaster Professionals

When a disaster strikes, will you have the skills and knowledge to help lead the response? American Public University is a highly respected leader in providing quality education to emergency management and public safety professionals. You can earn your Bachelor of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management entirely online, allowing you to continue your professional duties while fitting career-relevant education into your busy lives.

You will be introduced to an all-hazards curriculum in addition to emergency and disaster management phases, risk assessment, prevention and management, counterterrorism, consequence management, mitigation, and recovery.

You’ll learn from and interact with expert professors, many who are leaders with frontline experience mitigating some of the largest and complex emergency and disaster management missions in the U.S. and overseas. You’ll find the APU emergency and disaster management community to be tightknit, engaging, and highly supportive. Your classmates may be actively involved with industry associations including the International Association of Emergency Managers, Masters of Disaster, and more. This is the peer group with whom you’ll connect and collaborate as you continue to prepare to make a positive difference in the event of a new disaster.

This program is offered in two modalities: a standard classroom option or the Momentum™ competency-based option.

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Momentum™

With APU’s Momentum™ option, instead of attending traditional classes, you’ll focus on learning new competencies at your pace. You can master and move from one competency to the next without waiting for a new term to begin, all while being guided by a faculty mentor and subject matter experts.

The online Bachelor of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management program offers the same relevant, accredited curriculum as the traditional degree. Your learning outcomes are the same – the difference is how you learn the material and progress.

Save Time and Money with Momentum

Momentum programs are priced at a flat rate of $2,500 per 16-week term, with all course materials included. This means, the more competencies you complete each term, the more you can save on the total cost of your degree.

Momentum programs are designed for adult students with significant experience in their field who are motivated to study independently. This education option is ideal if you:

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Annual Tuition & Fees*

Annual Tuition & Fees Chart Annual estimates of undergraduate and graduate costs with and without military grant. WITH MILITARY GRANT WITHOUT GRANT Undergraduate (30 credits annually) Graduate (18 credits annually) $8,000 $8,600 $6,150 $6,600 Our tuitionper credit hour $250 Our tuitionper credit hour $270 Our tuitionper credit hour $325 Our tuitionper credit hour $350

*Annual estimates are based on published tuition and technology fees assuming 30 undergraduate or 18 graduate-level semester credit hours.Technology fees are $50 per course and are covered by grants for U.S. active-duty military service members, and for Guard and Reserve personnel when using military tuition assistance.

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51% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.

Transfer Credit Chart Average and maximum transfer credits from associate, bachelor's and and master's degree levels. Average Credits Transferred Toward Degree Total Credits* Associate Bachelor's Master's 20 44 8 64 121 39 *Average number of credits needed to complete your degree program

Book Grant Savings: Ebooks are provided at no cost for students enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.

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