The Georgetown University MPS in Emergency & Disaster Management program prepares students for positions in emergency management through a combination of theoretical and experiential courses that focus on critical thinking, decision-making, project management, communications, and emerging technologies.
Upon successfully completing the MPS in Emergency & Disaster Management you will:
Creative and Critical Thinking: Critically evaluate the policies and practices of emergency and disaster management to generate professional recommendations for disaster prevention and future crisis management.
Global Competence: Integrate social and cultural aspects of disaster preparedness and response in designing solutions to serve and collaborate with diverse global actors in intercultural settings.
Ethical Reasoning and Values: Develop effective practices for working within the parameters of local, state, federal, and international rules, regulations, and procedures to respond ethically, and in a humanitarian manner, to emergencies and disasters.
Applied Problem Solving: Combine theory, industry knowledge and practice, and research to create and implement a range of emergency and disaster management strategies.
Information Literacy: Analyze and interpret data from a variety of reliable, credible, and valid sources to inform data-driven decision-making and resource management.
Technological Competency: Creatively use relevant technologies to prevent, detect, respond to and recover from emergency situations.
Communication: Analyze cultural and behavioral communication perspectives to develop effective communication strategies using relevant technologies.
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Guidance Related to COVID-19
Updated Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 at 12:35 PM EDT
SCS continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and respond in support of the University community. Currently, all summer term courses will continue through distance instruction.
In terms of the Fall 2021 semester, the School of Continuing Studies will resume regular operations effective August 16 at the 640 Massachusetts Avenue building, unless otherwise noted for specific programs.