Track I: Administration, Policy, and Planning

(Available via Distance Education or On-Campus)

Download PDF Course Plan here: Track I: Administration, Planning and Policy.2023

Program Description:

The EMS administration track provides an ideal background of knowledge, strategies, and policy approaches that are important for students who want to work in the development, improvement, and management of organizations that provide emergency healthcare in a broad variety of settings and conditions. Students learn both the science and strategies for improving the delivery of EMS and similar emergency health services, as well as methods designed to provide continuous feedback to both management teams, public officials, and the populations that are served. We include foci on all stages, from training for post-event evaluation for situations that are common, as well as situations such as major disasters or extremely hazardous events. 

Required Core Courses are offered every year. Most other EHS courses are offered on a rotating 2-year cycle. Please see EHS Graduate Courses for scheduled course offerings.

Required Core Courses (6 credits required)

EHS 630: Issues Analysis and Proposal Writing (3)

Offered Every Spring Semester

EHS 640: Introduction to High Performance (3)

Offered Every Fall Semester


Methods Requirement Courses (6 credits required)

Choose one of the following: (3 credits)

EHS 621: Biostatistics (3)

Offered Spring

OR

  • MGMT 650:  Statistics for Managerial Decision Making (UMGC) (3)
  • Another graduate-level statistics course from an accredited university (3) (approval from Graduate Program Director required prior to taking)

Required (3 credits)

EHS 652: Human-resource Development (3)

Offered Spring – Even Years




Electives (18 credits total required)

Non-Thesis Program:
(15 Elective credits, at least one course from each group, and 3 Special Studies credits)

Thesis Program:
(12 Elective credits, at least one course from each group, and 6 Special Studies credits)
Group I Electives: Choose at least 1 of the following 
EHS 623: Public Health Emergency Preparedness (3)

Offered Fall semesters (NEW Fall 2023)

EHS 632: Disaster Health Services (3)

Offered Fall semesters; Moving to Spring in 2024

EHS 641: EHS Law and Policy (3)

Offered Fall – Odd Years

EHS 642: Event Driven Resource Deployment (3)

Offered Spring – Odd Years

EHS 676: EHS Management of Reimbursement (3)

Offered Fall – Odd Years

EHS 691: Business Development (3)

Offered Spring – Even Years

EDUC 602: Instructional Systems Development I (3)

Offered Online Fall, Spring, and Summer


 Group II Electives: Choose at least 1 of the following 
EHS 609: Guided Introduction to EMS Research (3)

Instructor approval required

EHS 633: Refugee Health Services (3)

Under Revision – Currently not offered

EHS 634: Disaster Mitigation (3)

Offered Fall – Even Years

EHS 636: Disaster Response (3)

Offered Spring – Odd Years

EHS 637: Disaster Recovery (3)

Offered Fall – Odd Years

EHS 638: Disaster Preparedness (3)

Offered Spring – Even Years

EHS 639: Catastrophic Disaster Prep. and Response (3)

Offered Spring – Varies; moving to Fall-Even years starting 2024

EHS 658: Materials and Fleet Management (3)

Offered Fall – Even Years

EHS 699: Independent Study (3)

Instructor Approval Required

EHS 700: Systems Practicum (3)

Instructor Approval Required

EHS 720: Emergency Health Services Quality Management (3)

Offered Spring – Odd Years

EDUC 603: Instructional Systems Development II (3)

Offered Online – Fall, Spring, and Summer

EDUC 605: Adult Learner (3)

Offered Online – Fall, Spring, and Summer

EDUC 671: Principles of Training and Development (3)

Offered Online – Fall and Spring


Group III Electives: Choose at least 1 of the following 
EHS 790: Research Product (3)

Offered Spring and Fall Semesters

EHS 799: Masters Thesis Research (6)

Offered Spring and Fall Semesters

 

Total Required Credits: 30

Download PDF Course Plan here: Track I: Administration, Planning and Policy.2023

For Degree requirements for students enrolled prior to 2016, please contact Graduate Program Coordinator