45 Credits
3 Semesters
12 Months

Enrollment Options

Full-time / Part-time

Classes Offered

Onsite / Online / Hybrid

With an MPA in Emergency and Disaster Management from Metropolitan College of New York, you can be the leader our community trusts in a disaster or emergency. If you enroll fulltime, this accelerated program can be completed in just one year.

You will be the person that helps businesses and organizations continue to provide essential services during and after emergencies. This is a highly specialized degree that covers the planning, management, logistics, response, relief, recovery and economics associated with managing emergency situations. As a student at MCNY, you will have a chance to leverage networking opportunities with faculty, alumni and leaders in the industry.

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In the program, you will earn to integrate classroom theory and practical, hands-on knowledge. You will also build an understanding of emergency management that includes perspectives from public health, terrorism, disaster management, economics, and the role of federal and state governments.

Graduates of this program advance their careers in exciting fields such as law enforcement, emergency management, corporate security, transportation security, fire service, public safety, public health preparedness, business, and the military. They have also pursued careers with NYPD, NYFD, the MTA, Port Authority, and FEMA.

Real-World Skills You’ll Learn in this Program

  • How to understand significant issues in emergency management and homeland security.

  • Participate in internships at various public and private agencies including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM).

  • Gain hands-on experience and practical knowledge through Constructive Action, a workable plan the student develops and implements.

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This Degree is Practical

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment for emergency management directors is projected to grow 6% from 2020 to 2030.

About 1,000 openings for emergency management directors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

MCNY Alumni Find Their Purpose

Join more than 12,000 alumni who have made a positive impact on human services, education, business, and public administration through their Constructive Action projects. Find out how they got their start at MCNY and what they did to solve real-world challenges in their work.

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