Emergency & Disaster Management Degree Programs

Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies offers three distinct master’s degree programs that are designed to shape the next generation of emergency management practitioners and leaders.

The on-campus and online master's programs are set to launch Fall 2016. Request more information to stay up to date on the program; enrollment applications are now being accepted.

  Executive Master's On-Campus Master's Online Master's
Overview Through a blend of online courses and on-site residencies, seasoned emergency management professionals develop leadership and strategy skills needed to advance their careers. Residencies take students around the world and offer hands-on opportunities to explore various hazards and emerging challenges across diverse environments. Students develop the latest skills, strategies, and tools used for the coordination and management of hazards and disasters. The program offers options for students to enroll in courses on campus, online, or through a combination of both. Courses focus on applied, practical knowledge needed to succeed in an emergency management career.
Work Experience Industry professionals in leadership positions with 6+ years of relevant work experience Entry/mid-level industry professionals and career changers with 0–5 years of work experience
Credits 30 credits 33 credits
Enrollment Format Cohort Full-time or Part-time
Program Format Hybrid: online with 5 on-site residencies On campus in downtown Washington, D.C.  Online
Curriculum Requirements 5 required courses (6 credits/each):
- Theory & Legal Framework
- Natural Disasters
- Terrorism & WMD
- U.S. Support to a Foreign Disaster
- Capstone
11 courses (3 credits/each), including:
- Ethics
- Capstone
- 4 Foundation Courses

- 5 Electives
Tuition* $1,995 per credit hour. Approximate total cost to student is $59,850, plus paying for some travel.  $1,263 per credit hour. Approximate total cost is $41,679.
Entry Fall Fall, Spring, or Summer
Duration 1 year (12 consecutive months) 2 to 5 years, depending on enrollment format
Differentiators - 5 online courses each featuring on-site residencies, nationwide and abroad
- Cohort model of seasoned professionals creates dynamic and diverse learning environment
- Hands-on components, including internship, service learning project, or externship
- Focus on communications, budget management, and technology skills
- Exploration of disasters of all scales from the local to the international

*Tuition rates based on 2017-2018 academic year.

Information Sessions & Webinars

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
Emergency & Disaster Management Webinar