The MS in Emergency Management program with a specialization in Criminal Justice explores emergency management philosophies and principles as they relate to the criminal justice field. Students study ways to establish command and control in emergency situations, develop a stronger understanding of critical incident planning, and can gain insight as to how natural and human-made disasters impact the psychology of individuals and groups. Topics include current trends in cyber crime, terrorism, and public health; the technologies used to track and apprehend criminals; and strategies for dealing with trauma. The program emphasizes the importance and development of culturally appropriate service delivery programs and interventions for individuals affected by disasters. Coursework can also help prepare students to earn certificates from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute.