With evolving complexities such as global population growth, increasing urbanization, and the rising demand for resources, today’s emergency managers must possess a greater level of preparation and knowledge to meet the needs of a changing landscape.
Climate change, extreme weather, and rising sea levels are likely to exacerbate resource scarcities and threaten U.S. industrial infrastructure, while greater access to technology and rapidly growing economies in the developing world pose potential threats from terrorist organizations. And these are just some of the issues that will test the readiness and resiliency of emergency and disaster management professionals. As a result, the emergency management field is in need of practitioners who are able to tackle these 21st century challenges with confidence.
Our program’s blend of focused coursework and hands-on practice prepares you to manage teams and make decisions in the face of uncertainty. You’ll leave the program with the leadership competencies and strategic mindset that position you for success in this high-intensity field.
Testimonials from current students and alumni.
Students benefit from the unique exposure that comes from Georgetown's location in the nation's capital, providing them with access to federal leaders, international practitioners, and policymakers. The faculty brings to the program their deep and diverse sets of academic and real-world experience.”
Jeffrey Stern, Faculty
Master's in Emergency & Disaster Management
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Burning Glass Labor/Insight
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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.