100% Online Bachelor of ArtsEmergency and Disaster Management

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100% 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.

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Rising college costs have many of our nation’s hard-working professionals feeling left behind when it comes to making their higher education goals a reality. At American Public University, we believe it doesn’t have to be that way. At APU you’ll find programs that align with industry trends and are backed by individual support teams dedicated to helping you succeed. Our commitment to affordability doesn’t mean sacrificing quality.

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APU prioritizes controlling costs and delivering value for students. At APU, you benefit from quality and affordability.

Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $285 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $370 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant
  • Earn credits for your experience. Don’t leave your hard-earned credits behind. We offer no-cost transfer credit evaluation so you can possibly fast-track your education by earning credit for prior life experiences, college courses, or military service.
  • Books online at no cost. Textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate students and master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.
  • Serving the military. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse and dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible to receive the military tuition grant. Additionally, they’re eligible for our university book grant, which provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for undergraduate and master’s-level courses.
  • Help when you need it. Our excellent support staff can walk you through ways to fund your education, including federal student aid, military TA, veterans’ benefits, scholarships, private loans, and employer contributions.

*To minimize out-of-pocket costs, eligible active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a master's-level book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for master’s-level courses to active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists.

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At American Public University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

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