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Emergency Management Administration Program

Emergency Management Administration

All major courses available online


  • Thirteen to 28 percent projected growth rate over next five years
  • Jobs will expand into
    • All levels of American government
    • Private industry
    • Nonprofit organizations
  • Job growth occurs in
    • Firefighting
    • Policing
    • EMS/Paramedic Respondents
    • Homeland Security


Emergency Management Administration (B.A.A.S.)

Mission and goals of the EMA Program

  • The mission of the Emergency Management Administration (EMA) program is to prepare our students for advanced levels of administration and management within the emergency services professions.
  • Designed to meet the needs of full-time and part-time students
  • Our primary focus is upon non-traditional students who are currently working in emergency management
  • Apply all tuition waivers and course requirements as required by the Texas State Legislature and Texas Statute 54.208
  • WTAMU accepts the state tuition waiver offered under this statute
  • The program goals include
    • Increasing administrative capabilities of emergency responders by providing a state-of-the-art online learning environment
    • Expanding all of our students' current written and verbal skills that will enable them to present themselves and their agencies to any community before, during, and after emergency situations
    • Creating an outstanding commitment to service with the EMA community and WTAMU
    • Providing cutting edge curriculum from experienced faculty who support a student’s professional and intellectual development
    • Expanding the student’s current leadership capabilities within and contributions to the EMA profession
    • Helping communities, both large and small, to deal with and minimize the effects caused by emergencies


Median wage - $60,000

Average entry-level wage for College of Education and Social Sciences graduates - $40,000


  • Prepare summary statements of business conditions for small businesses or government agencies
  • Utilize basic business computer applications
  • Excel, Access, Word...
  • Computerized accounting software
  • Process daily accounting transactions, journals, and ledgers and handle other entry-level accounting functions
  • Prepare financial statements
  • Perform payroll functions
  • Manage cash and accrual accounting
  • Handle accounting for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations
  • Communicate professionally, both in person and in writing
  • Problem solve
  • Proficient in mathematical skills necessary for business calculations


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