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Master of Science in Emergency Medical Services

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to become an effective leader in EMS with Creighton’s Master of Science in Emergency Medical Services. Ideal students for this program are EMS and health care professionals with at least three years of experience in EMS. This program will prepare you for leadership roles requiring administration, education and training, planning, and research and development.

The field of EMS is constantly growing and evolving—leaders and educators with strong experience are needed more than ever to help shape the future of the industry. Creighton’s master’s in EMS curriculum focuses on current trends in the field, teaching you the technical skills and practical knowledge you need to set yourself apart and succeed in EMS as a leader.

Expert faculty, who are national and international leaders, will act as both teachers and mentors during your graduate studies. Under their guidance, you’ll study various areas applicable to EMS leadership, including organizational development and change, finance, quality management, research, ethics, human resources and more.

Earn your master’s degree in your own time

We know that graduate school is a big investment of your time and money, so we make sure the investment in your emergency medicine master’s degree is a smart one—and one that you can fit in your busy schedule. This 36-credit program is designed to meet the needs of busy professionals and can be completed fully online in as little as two years.

State Licensure Requirements

Creighton University, EMS Education program, conducts EMS courses with curricula based on the current United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National EMS Education Standards and Guidelines. Learn more.

Program At A Glance

Master of Science in Emergency Medical Services

This program is offered Online

Application Deadline

FOR AUGUST ENROLLMENT
August 1

FOR JANUARY ENROLLMENT
December 1

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Three years of experience in EMS or a related field
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Application
  • $50 application fee

PROGRAM DETAILS

Program Goals and Curriculum

The Master of Science in Emergency Medical Services is ideal for EMS and health care professionals with at least three years of experience in EMS. This online, post-graduate paramedic degree can be completed in about two years.

To earn this EMS degree, you must complete 36 credits:

  • Core Courses (21 Credits)
    • EMS Leadership
    • Organizational Development and Organizational Change
    • Clinical Practice and Quality Assurance
    • Ethics in EMS
    • Human Resource Management in Healthcare
    • EMS Law, Regulation and Risk Management
    • EMS Research: An Introduction to Study Design and Research Methods
  • Electives (12 Credits)
  • Capstone Project (3 Credits)

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Creighton’s industry-leading programs are taught by knowledgeable and experienced faculty. These passionate, seasoned EMS professionals are dedicated to your well-being and success. They’ll help you prepare to take your national exams and succeed in your professional endeavors.

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Specific Application Requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS in Emergency Medical Services program, applicants must:

  • Complete an application and submit a $50 application fee
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must include at least three years of experience in EMS or a related field
  • Provide official transcripts from all educational institutions attended. Read more about sending transcripts here
  • Include a resume or curriculum vitae
  • Submit a personal statement (see application for specific requirements)
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from persons other than friends or family members who can speak to your performance in an academic or professional setting

A personal interview may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually.

International applicants must:

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition rates change in the fall of each year. Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more details.

Financial Aid
To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. We also encourage you to apply for available graduate student scholarships and fellowships.

Learn more about funding your education

Have questions? Email or call a friendly financial specialist at 402.280.2731 for any additional questions you may have.

Dates and Deadlines

The table below details enrollment deadlines and starting dates of courses for the current academic year. If you have any questions about dates, deadlines, or application materials, please contact an enrollment specialist for personalized assistance.

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