The Georgetown University EMPS in Emergency & Disaster Management program prepares students for leadership positions in emergency management through experiential learning, which focuses on critical thinking, decision-making, and ethical leadership.
Upon successfully completing the Executive MPS in Emergency & Disaster Management, you will:
Demonstrate advanced competency through theoretical and field exercises assessed in five content-based courses.
Identify and understand fundamental local, state, federal, and international rules and regulations so that you can respond ethically and legally to emergencies and disasters.
Analyze and reflect upon local, state, federal, and international responses to emergencies and disasters so that you can formulate informed, well-reasoned and professional recommendations for both preventive measures and future responses to such situations.
Prepare response plans for multiple types of emergencies and disasters and adapt those plans to respond quickly, ethically and effectively to changing situations.
Make critical decisions in times of extreme pressure and quickly changing variables.
Identify and educate appropriate constituents and concerned parties (the public, supervisors, team members, colleagues, private sector, military, and other officials) through communications plans targeted to their specific needs.
Create, coordinate, and implement an immediate and effective emergency management response plan that responds to a crisis. In short, transcend traditional thinking and become a leader in the profession of disaster management