Emergency and Disaster Management

American Public University

M.A. Online
2 months
370 USD/credit
370 USD/credit
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The Emergency and Disaster Management MA course at the American Public University provides graduate-level knowledge to improve critical thinking and decision-making skills required in the planning and management of public crises.  


Course Details

Enhance your critical-thinking skills and become knowledgeable in mission planning, management relief, and recovery during a public crisis with the Emergency and Disaster Management MA course at the American Public University.

This leading-edge program—accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress—is designed to prepare professionals to effectively manage crises. APU’s MA in Emergency and Disaster Management advances your knowledge of response, recovery, and economics of emergency and disaster management. Through case studies, you will examine natural, technical, and human-induced public emergencies, disasters, and catastrophes.

Your academic experience is enriched by faculty—some are board-certified emergency managers (CEM) or hold key positions in government, safety, or security.

What You Will Do

  • Develop a research proposal for emergency and disaster management
  • Select, evaluate, and prioritize research projects and proposals
  • Organize emergency management functions and activities
  • Formulate plans that clearly differentiate disaster response actions


  • This program is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Emergency and Disaster Theory
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Emergency and Disaster Planning and Management
  • Interagency Disaster Management
  • Crisis Action Planning
  • Emergency Management and Public Law

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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Courses Start Monthly




36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 370 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 370 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.

$250 with military grant


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