Online Master's in Emergency & Disaster Management

Fully Accredited Program

Develop the strategic mindset and critical skills needed to become a global leader in effective disaster risk management.

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19 Sep 12-1pm ET
Master's in Emergency & Disaster Management Webinar  
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Georgetown’s Online Master of Professional Studies in Emergency & Disaster Management program prepares students to investigate, manage, and analyze emergencies and natural hazards and how they affect social, political, environmental, and economic systems. You’ll develop a greater understanding of the context in which emergency management is practiced in the United States and around the world.

You'll have the opportunity to examine both case studies and real-world examples of coordinated, multi-jurisdictional, multi-discipline responses. You’ll not only understand the complexity of such attacks, but also how current and emerging technologies, such as machine learning and AI, can be effectively utilized.

  • Number of Credits
    33 credits

  • Work Outside of Each Class
    6-9 hours per week

  • Total Tuition

  • Enrollment
    Full-time or part-time

  • Time to Complete
    2–5 years

  • Semester of Entry
    Fall, spring, summer

You’ll engage with a faculty of seasoned academics and practitioners to explore the history of emergency management, associated legal frameworks, and theories that influence its practice today. You’ll gain insight into what it means to build effective resilience regimes and how to develop strategies that will adapt to all future challenges you might face.

Ideal for working professionals, our program is designed to fit your schedule, with online classes that allow you to earn your emergency management degree without interrupting your career. 

Students will leave the online degree program ready to work with the private and public sectors to incorporate hazard mitigation and disaster management into all aspects of operations, planning, and decision-making. You’ll be an expert on response infrastructure and cross-coordination of local, national, and international teams.

*Tuition rates for each term are published annually, typically in February. Total tuition listed here reflects Fall semester of entry.