With an MPA in Emergency and Disaster Management from MCNY, you can be the leader our community trusts in a disaster or emergency.
A highly specialized degree that covers the planning, management, logistics, response, relief, recovery and economics associated with managing emergency situations, you can complete this accelerated, accredited program in just 12 months.

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This program will allow you to:

  • Focus on significant issues in emergency management and homeland security including public health, terrorism, disaster management, economics and the role of federal and state governments.
  • Participate in internships at various public and private agencies including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM).
  • Integrate classroom theory and practical, hands-on, experiential knowledge throughout your four semesters of study

International Field Study

Due to travel restrictions and advisories enforced by the US State Department, all international field studies will be postponed to later notice.
  • Apply your skills and knowledge in an international setting.

  • Work in a group setting within a multicultural global context.

  • Gain practical experience in solving real issues and challenges.

The intensive 10-day Study Abroad component of MCNY’s Emergency and Disaster Management MPA program is an action-oriented immersive experience—included with program tuition. Designed to ensure that students have the opportunity to work collaboratively in a pan-cultural environment and learn from their international peers. During past study abroad trips, MCNY students have traveled to Turkey, Chile, Spain, and other countries.

The field study portion of the program sometimes requires students to attend classes, meetings, or take conference calls during non-class hours. It might also require that presentations are given to executives and professionals and students should be appropriately prepared for such. All scheduling is dependent upon the agency or organization that the class is working with and what their class project entails.

At the trip’s conclusion, you’ll prepare a summary as well as comprehensive written report. Work from the trip also is included in your final Constructive Action project.

  • MPA EDM students and faculty in Barcelona in front of a helicopter
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  • MCNY faculty and students at Brooklyn bridge
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  • MCNY faculty at a command center

Turn Your Purpose into Professional Success

Professionals who earn their MPA in Emergency Management at MCNY graduate with the essential executive and analytical skills they need to be effective leaders in all areas associated with public emergencies, disasters and catastrophes.

Interested in becoming one of them?

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