The Master of Science Degree in Emergency Services Administration is designed for individuals who work or wish to work as administrators in one of the areas of emergency administration. These areas include emergency (disaster) operations, police and fire administration, public utilities, and dispatch.
1. Obtain admission to the EMER graduate program by completing and forwarding the official CSULB graduate admissions forms and fees to the University's Office of Enrollment Services. Each applicant for graduate standing shall have completed an appropriate baccalaureate degree from an accredited university.
2. A resume and letter of intent that includes a summary of the applicant's reasons for seeking a master's degree in Emergency Services Administration. Both documents must be sent directly to the EMER director.
3. Three (3) letters of recommendation from persons able to testify to the applicant's academic ability, preferably from former professors or immediate supervisors. These letters must be sent directly to the EMER director.
4. Have at least a 3.0 grade-point average in the last 60 semester units attempted. A student whose overall grade point average is less than 3.0, but who presents acceptable evidence of professional potential, either through recent academic performance and/or experiential background may be admitted by special action of the EMER Graduate Applicant Review Committee.
5. Be accepted by the department and graduate review committee for admission to the program.
The Department of Criminal Justice and EMER Program admit students once per year for fall start dates. The application deadline for EMER is June 1st.
Note: The June 1st deadline is the date on which application files must be complete. Thus, applicants must be sure that we receive all of the required materials by the applicable deadline. Applications that are incomplete on the due date will not be reviewed. Applicants are, therefore, strongly encouraged to submit their application materials early.
To view the online application instructions and university deadlines, click on the links below:
- Applying to the master's program in Emergency Services Administration at CSULB requires a dual application. One version of the application must be electronically submitted to the University using CSU Mentor. But being accepted to the University is only the first step; you must also be admitted to the master's program in Emergency Services Administration . That is accomplished by completing the following steps:
Apply now using the online CSU-Mentor Graduate Application Form. CSU-Mentor is the California State University's online resource to help you quickly and easily apply for graduate admission on the Internet. Please make sure that you meet application deadlines. The MS in Emergency Services Administration is currently accepting only FALL admits into its Emergency Management Program. Note the following as you complete your online application:
You should send a photocopy of your entire admissions packet to the Director of the Emergency Services Administration Program. We will start a file for you.
- Dr. James Koval, MFT
Director, Emergency Services Administration Program
Department of Criminal Justice
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840
- NOTE: Final admission to the degree program, for the semester for which application is made is determined by the Department of Criminal Justice and both the Director and Graduate Advisor of the M.S. Program in Emergency Services Administration. Application to the University does not guarantee acceptance into the M.S. Degree in Emergency Services Administration.
Arrange for your official sealed transcripts to be sent to CSU Long Beach. You should arrange to have official transcripts sent at the same time you submit your application. If you have college transcripts at home, they should remain in the college's official, sealed envelope. Send (or arrange for your transcripts to be sent) to the following address:
Wait for your University admissions decision. You will be sent a letter from CSU Long Beach indicating whether your application for admission to the University was approved. If approved, you will also be sent additional information about how to register for classes. Prior to enrolling in any courses however, you should await specific directions regarding enrollment in your first semester of the degree to be forwarded from the Graduate Advisor.
If admitted, we will send you a letter that will include information about the upcoming schedule of courses, and the day and time for an online orientation session for newly admitted students. This orientation will be conducted utilizing an interactive program called “Elluminate.” Directions regarding the specific hardware you will need (e.g., microphone and headset), and how to connect to Elluminate will be included in this letter. In the event you are unable to be available for the “Live” Elluminate Orientation Session, these sessions are recorded, and all new admits can have access to the session recording within 48-72 hours.
Register for classes and begin your Master's program. Contact the Graduate Advisor for the Emergency Services Administration Program, Dr. Peter Kreysa for information about developing an Approved Program Plan of your graduate studies and requirements for advancement to candidacy.
In order to take CRJU 520: Research Methods, graduate students must have taken CRJU 320 or an equivalent undergraduate-level social scientific research methods course (in psychology, sociology, political science, or the like). Although this prerequisite class is offered at CSULB, you may take a social science research methods course at any college or university. Some substitution this prerequisite are permissible; contact the Graduate Advisor for details.
For general inquires, questions about applying (including the status of an application), or other graduate admissions questions, please contact the Graduate Advisor.
Peter Kreysa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
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