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Doctorate in Fire and Emergency Management Administration

Oklahoma State University's Fire and Emergency Management Administration program is one of the oldest programs in the nation.  Students receive a superior academic experience in preparing professionals for leadership positions in the critical service professions of fire and rescue, emergency management, emergency medical services, law enforcement, homeland security and related fields in both the public and private sectors.


The PhD program in Fire and Emergency Management Administration is a 60 credit hour blended program.


Degree Requirements

Research and Faculty


One of the unique benefits of our program is the interaction with students from across the country and internationally. Courses from this program have been offered in Turkey, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

- Dr. Haley Murphy
Fire and Emergency Management Administration, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator

Meet our Departmental Faculty



  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Scores from the GRE taken within the past 5 years
  • Professional experience in a fire or emergency services related fields is preferred, but not required
  • Academic experience in a fire or emergency services related field is preferred
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet) and 550 (paper) is required for international students
  • Current resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A 1-2 page essay addressing applicant's previous professional and academic experience
  • Copy of applicants thesis or other written example of applicant's research abilities
  • Copies of any published materials authored by applicant


Cost & Assistance

OSU and the Stillwater community in general are especially affordable places for graduate students. Oklahoma State University's estimation of a graduate student's annual costs is $18,820 for Oklahoma residents, $29,150 for out-of-state students, and $34,588 for international students.



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