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BRUCE J. WALZ, Chair
RICHARD A. BISSELL, Graduate Program Director
M.S., P.B.C. (Degree Types )
WALZ, BRUCE J., Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park; EMS education, volunteer organizations.
BISSELL, RICHARD A., Ph.D., University of Denver; Disaster public health, international EMS, emergency management.
MITCHELL, JEFFREY T., Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park; Traumatic stress, crisis intervention.
POLK, DWIGHT, M.S.W., University of Maryland, Baltimore
CHRISTY, JOHN, M.A., LaSalle University; EMS billing and finance.
DEAN, STEPHEN, Ph.D., M.H.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County; EMS systems design, systems efficiency
HODGSON, LUKE, M.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore County; EMS system design and development
LELAND, GLENN, M.B.A., Northwestern University; healthcare management, strategic planning, business development
LUSBY-TREBER, MEGHAN, M.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Emergency management, emergency public health
RYAN, JENNIFER, M.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Emergency management, EMS response
STEPANEK, MEGHAN, J.D., University of Maryland, M.P.H., University of Virginia; Healthcare law and policy, Policy and ethics, Hospital law, Healthcare fraud and abuse, Legal issues in managed care
TAIGMAN, MIKE, M.A., Saybrook University; organizational systems, quality improvement, human relations in EMS, Six Sigma design and implementation, healthcare improvement
VIDACOVICH, WILLIAM, B.S., University of Southwestern Louisiana; Logistics and fleet management
The Department of Emergency Health Services at UMBC offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree. This degree is also a core component of the UMB-UMBC post-residency fellowship in emergency medical services and incorporates offerings from several university departments at both UMBC and UMB. The program offers three tracks: (1) administration, planning and policy; (2) preventive medicine and epidemiology; and (3) education. The department also offers a graduate certificate program in emergency management. Primarily an online program (with some on-campus courses offered), the EHS degree sequence is designed to fit the needs of part-time and full-time students.
Program Admission Requirements
General admission requirements are those of the Graduate School. All original application documents must be sent directly to the Graduate School, not the graduate program. Both UMB and UMBC require a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 average and three letters of recommendation. Scores on the aptitude sections of the Graduate Record Examination are required if a student’s undergraduate GPA is below 3.2. An undergraduate background in emergency health is not required, although those applying with strongly divergent backgrounds may be asked to take the undergraduate course Concepts in Emergency Health Services. Applicants with any identified background deficiencies may be admitted provided they remove such deficiencies promptly.
CoursesEmergency Health Services
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