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.