Department Description

The Department of Emergency Management at Arkansas Tech University offers a solid background in emergency management skills such as preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. The Master of Science Degree in Emergency Management and Homeland Security balances the conceptual knowledge in emergency management with skill acquisition in crisis management and hazard assessment along with other analytic and management skills. This program is designed to offer graduate students a specialized program of study to serve the educational needs of professionals actively engaged or planning to enter a profession related to the protection of lives, property, and the physical environment of our society.

Position Description

The Department of Emergency Management has academic graduate assistantships, which require students to work 20 hours per week throughout the academic year. Graduate assistants' duties may include, but are not limited to: clerical work, teaching assistance, research, tutoring, web page management, and any other tasks assigned.

Students interested in applying must be degree seeking in the Emergency Management / Homeland Security Master's program, and must meet all requirements set by the Graduate College for graduate assistants. Successful candidates must be articulate in both written and spoken English, and have knowledge and understanding of APA.

For timely consideration, students should complete the online application process for a Graduate Assistantship no later than April 15 for fall positions and October 15 for spring.

*Only EMHS majors are considered for these positions

Departmental Contact

Jamie Earls, Interim Program Director

How to Apply

1. Complete online GA application. (If applying for multiple positions, please submit only one. One works for all!)  

2. Email resume and cover letter to


Monthly stipend divided over a 9 month contract
18 graduate credit hour waiver per academic year