Disaster and Emergency Management, M.A. | Online | Royal Roads University | Victoria, Canada
24 months
16573 CAD/year
13150 CAD/year
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By taking the Disaster and Emergency Management program from Royal Roads University you learn disaster and emergency preparation and mitigation strategies. Help communities with project planning, risk management, community resiliency and sustainable recovery.

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As disaster and emergency management professionals know, disasters are more than just hazards to avoid. To be a Master of Disaster, you need to see disasters in relation to the world itself.

This two-year Disaster and Emergency Management program from Royal Roads University looks at disaster and emergency management in an integrated, holistic way.

You'll learn how the environment, society, economics and politics all have an impact on how disasters unfold. You'll study how to plan for and mitigate disasters and emergencies, and to promote sustainable recovery when disaster strikes. And you'll look at ways to support communities at risk, increasing community resilience.

This program is meant for disaster and emergency management professionals and those who aspire to work in this growing field.

A one year Graduate Diploma in Disaster and Emergency Management is also offered. Credit for courses taken in the diploma program can transfer to the degree program.

Program outcomes

Once you have completed this program, you'll have skills like critical thinking, communication and an understanding of best practices to work in sectors like international development, disaster management and mitigation, emergency response and international NGOs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Internship Preparation and Career
  • Management Skills
  • Student Orientation to Learning
  • Reframing Child Wellbeing in Complex Global Realities
  • Managing Complex Projects
  • Human Dimensions of Disasters
  • Hazard and Disaster Risk Management
  • Disaster Response and Sustainable Recovery

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year (or comparable) undergraduate degree in a relevant and related field*, with a minimum GPA of 'B+' (3.33/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • * Relevant and related fields are defined by each program based on disciplinary and/or professional practices.  Applicants are required to address how they consider their academic education to be relevant and related to their desired program of study within the personal statement questions.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16573 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33146 CAD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    13150 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26301 CAD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Victoria

1490 - 2092 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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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