Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Program
The Executive Master of Professional Studies (EMPS) in Emergency & Disaster Management (EDM) is designed to shape the next generation of leaders in government, the private sector, and nonprofit organizations. With a focus on Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member nations and endorsed by the GCC Emergency Management Center (EMC), this specialized format of the EMPS-EDM program prepares emergency management professionals to effectively mitigate potential threats and manage response efforts.
Regional Focus. Participants develop the knowledge and tools needed to address a variety of threats and hazards, particularly those specific to the Gulf region, while gaining a deeper understanding of how to navigate roles, responsibilities, and resources across GCC member nations.
Applied Curriculum. Thought leaders and practitioners bring real-world experience directly into the classroom, introducing students to the global complexity of natural and man-made disasters.
Cohort Learning Experience. The program fosters both communication and trust-building—key elements of emergency and disaster management—through group projects, class discussions, and on-site residencies.
Building Resilience. Students develop the skills they need to enhance community resilience, such as communicating effectively, making critical decisions, and influencing others to act in a crisis.
Yearlong Cohort. Five contiguous program courses combine rigorous online study and hands-on experience to impart depth and breadth of knowledge in the emergency and disaster management field.
- MPEM 501: Theory & Regional Collaboration Framework
- MPEM 601: Natural & Technological Hazards & Disasters
- MPEM 701: Terrorism & Man-Made Disasters
- MPEM 801: Public Health & Humanitarian Crises
- MPEM 901: Capstone