International Executive Master's in Emergency & Disaster Management

Fully Accredited Program

Explore a variety of threats and hazards through an international lens, while gaining a deeper understanding of how to navigate responsibilities and resources across the globe.

The International Executive Master’s in Emergency & Disaster Management will not be running this year or accepting new students. As an alternative, we offer a Master’s in Emergency & Disaster Management program at Georgetown.

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 credits

  • Format

    Online with 5 residencies

  • Tuition


  • Enrollment

    Part-time cohort

  • Duration

    1 year

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