We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation. If the college decides that onsite meetings are not permitted, we will shift the residency to a virtual setting and notify students of the change.

Emergency Management Residency

Preparedness, Response, Recovery, Mitigation

emergency workers in yellow haz-mat suits

The Emergency Management Residency is designed to educate students in the emergency management body of knowledge and to prepare them for a career in the field.

The Emergency Management Residency provides:

  • study groups specific to student’s area of interest with a large selection of electives
  • intense Saturday cohorts consisting of a morning and an afternoon session
  • experienced faculty holding industry leadership positions
  • course content built on the latest leadership and policy trends in the public and private sectors
  • flexibility to earn 16 credits for the term.

Expect to experience:

emergency workers suiting up in yellow haz-mat suits
  • guest speakers
  • workshops and field trips around New York City
  • face-to-face study group meetings with students and faculty from across the state.

Fast Facts


  • Exploration of challenges and critical issues in emergency management

  • Courses use a blended model combining online or independent study with five onsite Saturday meetings


Empire State College
500 Seaview Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10305


Spring Term 2020

  • Registration: Oct. 8 - Jan. 9, 2020
  • Term Dates: Jan. 13 - April 24, 2020
  • Saturday On-site Meetings
    Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Feb. 29, March 14, April 4

Who to contact

Amy Ruth Tobol, J.D., Ph.D., Mentor
718-783-4400, ext. 1742