Health Care Emergency Management, M.Sc. | Boston University | Boston, United States
M.Sc. On Campus

Health Care Emergency Management

12 months
61050 USD/year
61050 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Health Care Emergency Management at Boston University prepares individuals to work across the spectrum of emergency and crisis management, focusing on multiple areas of biomedical sciences and healthcare, along with practical experience.


Key facts

The Health Care Emergency Management program at Boston University consists of a 36-credit, 12-month full-time course of study with a part-time option.

The master’s program can be completed in person or online through our virtual classroom. Our virtual classroom experience is a real-time distance learning environment; based on Adobe® Connect™ web conferencing, our students are able to attend class from wherever they happen to be. The virtual classroom gives students the flexibility to attend graduate school without the major upheaval in their lives that relocation would involve.

From its focus on healthcare environments, to the hands-on training in exercise development and incident command, the innovative Health Care Emergency Management program provides students with a comprehensive background for facing the challenges of a career in emergency/disaster preparedness.

The Health Care Emergency Management program prepares students to practice as professionals in the diverse aspects of crisis management and its implications on the health and medical services delivery systems. The Health Care Emergency Management program embraces three central themes and core learning objectives:

  • Defining the basic concepts and building the ground/framework of crises—applied theory;
  • Identifying and performing practical aspects of crisis management—process; and
  • Researching and aspect of crisis management for practicum and thesis to afford direct experience—application.

As part of this program, and as a means to facilitate understanding of diverse areas of study comprising the healthcare emergency management-related disciplines, learning objectives include the ability to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the health and medical services objectives and requirements in crises.
  • Describe the health and human services procedures and practices and administration.
  • List and describe community-based medical care and service and support systems.
  • Describe aspects of crisis and disaster management methods and practices and those specifically related to health and healthcare delivery including triage procedures and practices.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the incident and unified command and control methods and practices.
  • Develop management plans for routine and extreme condition methods of operations as they relate to crisis management planning, response, recovery, and mitigation.
  • Prepare risk communication messaging that includes understanding of the psychological and sociological impacts of crisis.
  • Demonstrate ability to use modeling and simulation and risk-planning methods and practices.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physics of Natural and Man-made Hazards 
  • Medical Consequences of Natural and Man-made Hazards 
  • The Disaster Life Cycle 
  • Methods and Practices of Incident Command 
  • Experimental Design and Statistics 
  • Psychology and Sociology of Disasters and Methods of Risk Communication
  • Community Health and Emergency Management
  • Principles, Methods, and Practices of Modeling and Simulation
  • Ethical and Policy Issues in Health and Medical Services Emergency Mana
  • Directed Studies 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements


  • An unofficial, English transcript of each college or university attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume


  • International Student Data Form
  • A copy of the biographical page of your passport
  • Copies of all of your immigration documents if you are currently in the U.S.
  • Required financial documentation demonstrating your ability to pay for your expenses at Boston University

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    61050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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