Rose State College to Offer Emergency Management Degree Published June 15, 2016

Emergency Management Personnel

State Funding Available for Students Who Qualify Fall 2016

Midwest City, Okla. – Rose State College announces an Associate in Science in Emergency Management degree as its newest program offering within the Division of Business.  The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education approved the degree and certificate programs to be available starting the Fall 2016 semester.

 “When tragedy strikes our community’s readiness often relies on the emergency management personnel in the field,” stated Dr. Jeanie Webb, President of Rose State College. “Rose State’s program is based on real world experience and understandings and that is a differentiator for attracting students from around the region for this growing profession.”

Rose State College and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) piloted course offerings in January 2016 for thirty-two students. Jamie, a Rose State Emergency Management student stated, “This is the kind of boots on the ground stuff everyone in Emergency Management needs to know.”

An Associate in Science in Emergency Management degree is a 63 hour program containing general education and emergency management courses.  Students can choose to take courses in the classroom, through interactive teleconference video, or 100% online. 

Jackie Wright, Rose State College Emergency Management instructor said, "We've entered an era where Emergency Management is being recognized for the profession it has always been, instead of the additional duty for which it is too often assigned. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, Emergency Management is one of the top five expanding career fields. This program is perfectly timed to begin educating the next generation of Emergency Managers."

State funding to assist with tuition is available for students who qualify.  Classes begin August 22nd, 2016 and enrollment is open. Contact Linda Pryor at 405-765-9232 or for more information.