Emergency Medical Services (MSEMS)

Ready to take your EMS training to the next level? Creighton’s online Master of Science in Emergency Medical Services program will give you an edge in the competitive world of EMS. This unique program - offered in 8-week online courses - is carefully designed to fit into your busy schedule and provide you with the most current curriculum.

When you pursue your MS-EMS, you’ll learn from accomplished faculty members who are national and international leaders in the field. With access to their expertise, you’ll be able to greatly expand your theoretical and practical knowledge. Throughout your studies you’ll acquire the tools and techniques necessary to be a successful EMS professional.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 23% by 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Plus, the profession is expanding rapidly to include numerous aspects of patient care in addition to emergency management. While EMTs and paramedics have been, and will continue to be, the backbone of our nation’s 9-1-1 rescue system, many exciting new opportunities exist for career growth.

Emergency medical services play a vital role today in public safety. EMS will continue to grow and gain in stature, as recognized experts in the following areas are sorely needed across the nation:

  • Community health training
  • Disaster response
  • Terrorism response
  • Mass casualty prevention
  • Preparation and mitigation management
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Injury and illness prevention
  • Primary care
  • Emergency department care
  • Plus, many other areas of public service

As the field continues to grow and change, leaders and educators with a background in emergency medicine are needed more than ever to help lead and shape the future of emergency medical services.

What You'll Learn

  • EMS tools and techniques
  • The most current advancements in EMS
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Decision-making skills


Admissions Requirements

Application Deadlines

  • Spring Semester: Dec. 15
  • Fall Semester: Aug. 1

Admission Requirements

Preferred candidates would be experienced EMS professionals with at least three years practice experience in the field of EMS, a related B.A. or B.S. degree with a GPA of at least 3.2. Additional requirements include:

  • Completed application and application fee;
  • Curriculum Vitae including relevant education and any employment history, certifications and licensures, teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations, professional associations, experience and background in EMS and/or healthcare.
  • Personal Statement: Using 500 words or less, please respond to the following: Explain how successful completion of this program will assist you in achieving your professional goals.
  • Recommendation forms: Three letters of recommendation submitted by persons other than family members and preferably submitted by employers, undergraduate faculty, and colleagues;
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended;
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): All international applicants from countries in which English is not the primary language must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting a minimum TOEFL score of 90iBT. (213 CBT). International applicants who receive their baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution in the US, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or Africa (English-speaking only) are not required to submit a TOEFL score report.

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