The Master of Public Administration in Emergency and Disaster Management (MPA-EDM-DST) via distance learning provides a dynamic, market-driven education.

The coursework examines current theory and purifies it in the crucible of best practices in the industry, while addressing all aspects of the disaster management cycle. The MPA-EDM-DST program is designed to cover a wide range of topics, including climate change impacts, social vulnerabilities to disasters, enterprise risk management, cybersecurity, economics of disasters, humanitarian response to disasters, and counterterrorism.

The program caters to students who balance work and family responsibilities: It allows flexibility in scheduling, while maintaining a personal connection to the campus, other students, and our distinguished faculty.

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Students can complete the MPA-EDM-DST online in 12 months, as a full-time student. The program requires 45 credits of coursework and is organized into three, 14-week semesters. Each semester is comprised of two, seven-week sessions. As part of the coursework, students must complete a 3-semester project, or Constructive Action (CA). The CA is split into three parts, and students work with a single faculty member who helps them with the project throughout the year.

Before graduating, students are required to present and defend their CA to a group of MPA-EDM faculty members at the Manhattan campus, or via a webcast.

During the month of June in each academic year, the program will hold a five day on-site residency at the MCNY Manhattan Campus. This will be coordinated with the college’s annual commencement. This will provide the opportunity for the online degree participants to formally receive their degree with the entire community of graduating students at MCNY.

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.

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