Executive Master's Program Overview
Domestic terror. Climate change. Urbanization. National and international disasters. In Georgetown University’s Executive Master of Professional Studies (EMPS) in Emergency & Disaster Management (EDM), students get a first-hand look at preparing for and managing these challenges.
This yearlong cohort program immerses students in the high-intensity field of emergency management, priming them with the strategic and critical thinking skills they need to confidently make decisions, take action, and provide assistance when disaster strikes. Students learn from seasoned emergency management experts through a blend of online courses and on-site residencies, which take them across the country and abroad to explore various hazards and understand emerging challenges across diverse environments.
An Intensive Global Program
Yearlong Cohort. Five contiguous program courses provide students with rigorous online study and hands-on experiences to impart depth and breadth of knowledge in the emergency and disaster management field.
- MPEM-500: Theory & Legal Framework
- MPEM-600: Natural Disasters
- MPEM-700: Terrorism & WMD
- MPEM-800: U.S. Support to a Foreign Disaster
- MPEM-900: Capstone
Real-World Experience. Students participate in five, one-week residencies in Seattle, Washington; Paris; New Zealand; and Washington, D.C., where they gain experience tackling diverse challenges and develop the competencies needed to manage and lead response efforts.
Unrivaled Access. The program offers access to some of the field’s top resources, experts, and facilities, providing students with the cutting-edge industry knowledge and training they need to become leaders in emergency management.