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EMPH in Emergency and Disaster Management, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 10 months
    Duration
University rank #219 (QS) ,
As natural and man-made disasters become more complex, there is a great need to improve the communication and coordination between the various organizations tasked with managing these disasters. We have established this unique multidisciplinary master’s program to foster expertise in managing disasters and mass-casualty events.

About

This one-year English-taught program covers both theoretical and practical aspects of emergency and disaster management. Its focus is on the organizational systems that must coordinate their efforts with national and international agencies to provide aid. Students from all around the world with different cultural and academic backgrounds have the opportunity to study in Israel, a country well-known for its leadership in disaster management.

Participating students have access to some of the most renowned authorities on emergency and disaster management in our field. Our academic faculty is comprised of world experts, leaders in emergency management and bringing together a wide array of knowledge and expertise based on Israeli and international experience. The program has an extant cooperation with foreign universities including Harvard professors who teach in the program as well as guest speakers locating at the most senior officials in disaster management.

This program creates and encourages unique collaboration between academic experts and field professionals. Furthermore, we promote and facilitate international collaboration with leaders in the field throughout the world. This program aims to provide a broad and comprehensive vision and understanding of disaster management.

 

Career Success

In recent years, there has been a major increase in demand for qualified professionals in emergency and disaster management in various international aid organizations, the United Nations, hospitals and humanitarian organizations. The alumni hold positions around the globe in international security organizations, emergency management departments, NGOs, and more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Emergencies and Disaster                            
  • Operational , Technological and Logistical – Topics in Disasters
  • Public Policy
  • Hazards and Natural Disasters
  • Epidemiology
  • Mental Health Aspects of Emergencies and Disaster Situations 
  • Statistics            
  • On Debriefing and Organizational Learning                           
  • Leadership & Team Building
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism                               
  • Research Methods                                         
  • Introduction to CBRN     
  • Data Interpretation            
  • Risk and Crisis communication             
  • Data Interpretation                                                 
  • Projects' Management Course in Mass Disasters and Mass Casualty Events          
  • Humanitarian Affairs                                 
  • Crisis Management in Organizations                    
  • Risk and Crisis Communication Course

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Rolling admission, Maximum 25 students per cohort
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 10 months
  • Credits
    40 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    89

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    573

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Copy of bachelor’s degree diploma

  • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions you have attended

  • Personal essay

  • $100 USD application fee, payable by credit card or bank transfer.

  • One passport sized photo

  • A Health Declaration (to be filled out by the applicant) and a Medical Form (to be filled out by a licensed doctor). Both forms are not mandatory while an applicant's file is marked as 'Under Review,' but are highly suggested to be sent in as soon as possible

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17500 USD per year and a duration of 10 months.
  • National

    17500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17500 USD per year and a duration of 10 months.
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Living costs for Tel Aviv

  • 4103 - 6890 ILS/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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