International Executive Master's in Emergency & Disaster Management
The International Executive Master of Professional Studies in Emergency & Disaster Management is designed to shape the next generation of leaders in government, the private sector, and nonprofit organizations. With a global focus, this program prepares emergency management professionals to effectively apply preparedness principles, mitigate potential threats, and manage response and recovery efforts within an international context.
As a student in the program, you’ll develop the knowledge and tools needed to address a variety of international threats and hazards. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the opportunities and constraints to navigating roles, responsibilities, and resources across and within international borders.
Number of Credits: 30 creditsNumber of Credits
Format: Online with 5 residenciesFormat
Online with 5 residencies
Enrollment: Part-time cohortEnrollment
Duration: 1 yearDuration
Semester of Entry: FallSemester of Entry
Through a blend of online learning and on-site residencies, our program introduces you to the added complexity of international natural and man-made disasters. You’ll complete one-week residencies around the world where you’ll tackle challenges such as terrorism, public health and humanitarian crises, natural and technological hazards and disasters, and the collaboration and communication of preparedness, response, and recovery across international borders.
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.
*Tuition for the Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 terms will be available in early 2020.