Gulf Cooperation Council Program
Explore a variety of threats and hazards, particularly those specific to the Gulf region, while gaining a deeper understanding of how to navigate responsibilities and resources across GCC member nations.Request Information
The Executive Master of Professional Studies (EMPS) in Emergency & Disaster Management (EDM) is designed to shape the next generation of leaders in government, the private sector, and nonprofit organizations. With a focus on Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member nations and endorsed by the GCC Emergency Management Center (EMC), this specialized format of the EMPS EDM program prepares emergency management professionals to effectively mitigate potential threats and manage response efforts.
As a student in the program, you’ll develop the knowledge and tools needed to address a variety of threats and hazards, particularly those specific to the Gulf region. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of how to navigate roles, responsibilities, and resources across GCC member nations.
Through a blend of online learning and on-site residencies, our program introduces you to the global complexity of natural and man-made disasters. You’ll complete one-week residencies in Doha, Muscat, and Washington, D.C., where you’ll tackle challenges such as foreign disaster aid, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, natural disasters, and humanitarian crises.
In between residencies, you’ll learn through a combination of real-time lectures, online coursework, and group discussions. This component of the program is entirely virtual, so you can complete your studies from the comfort of your home or office.
Designed for experienced emergency management leaders and practitioners, our cohort-based program fosters both communication and trust-building—key elements of emergency and disaster management—while providing opportunities for you to connect with other senior-level professionals in the field.
Upon completing the program, you’ll be prepared with the skills required to enhance community resilience, mitigate disasters, and lead response efforts in times of crisis and uncertainty.