M.Sc. Online

Emergency and Disaster Management

24 months
635 USD/credit 19050 USD/year
635 USD/credit 19050 USD/year
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The Emergency and Disaster Management program of Saint Leo University prepares students to manage the diverse challenges facing our nation as a result of recent disasters and complex global threats.


The Emergency and Disaster Management program of Saint Leo University provides the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to identify threats, minimize risk, and lead organizations in times of crisis.

The online masters degree in emergency and disaster management is available as both a two-year traditional program as well as an accelerated program, which requires special permission.

Emergency and Disaster Management specialization courses explore:

  • Legal and regulatory aspects of critical incident management
  • Financial management
  • Politics and policies
  • Organizational leadership theories and applications
  • Impact of terrorism on homeland security
  • Management of critical incident operations and personnel
  • Risk identification and assessment
  • Psychological and sociological aspects of catastrophic events
  • Hazard mitigation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Critical Incident Management 
  • Financial Management 
  • Politics and Policy in Critical Incident Management 
  • Leadership Applications in Critical Incident Management 
  • Applied Research and Evaluation 
  • Social Dimensions of Disaster

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH



Academic requirements

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Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete and submit application form and $80 application fee.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale, unless otherwise approved by the Director.
  • Statement of Professional Goals - If your Bachelor's degree in under a 3.0 cumulative GPA please complete an essay of 500 words.
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions previously attended sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 635 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    19050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 635 USD per credit during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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