Master’s Degree
in Emergency and Disaster Management

Master’s Degree
in Emergency and Disaster Management

The Emergency and Disaster Management Master of Public Administration program is a specialized one-year path with online, on-campus, and hybrid options for professionals who want to advance their careers in the important and in-demand field of emergency management.

The Emergency and Disaster Management Master of Public Administration program is a specialized one-year path with online, on-campus, and hybrid options for professionals who want to advance their careers in the important and in-demand field of emergency management.

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In times
of crisis,
be a part
of the
solution.

Traumatized by countless crises, from global pandemics and natural disasters to active shooters and cyberattacks, the world needs well-trained managers who can provide effective solutions surrounding mitigation, response, and recovery.

Offering both online and hybrid tracks, MCNY’s Emergency and Disaster Management, MPA  imparts the practical knowledge you need to master every step of the emergency and disaster management process, from preparation and coordinated response to sustained recovery.

Traumatized by countless crises, from global pandemics and natural disasters to active shooters and cyberattacks, the world needs well-trained managers who can provide effective solutions surrounding mitigation, response, and recovery.

Offering both online and hybrid tracks, MCNY’s Emergency and Disaster Management, MPA  imparts the practical knowledge you need to master every step of the emergency and disaster management process, from preparation and coordinated response to sustained recovery.

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Start your free online application to see if you qualify for any of our scholarships.

Why
choose
MCNY?

We do hands-on learning differently. Through MCNY’s “Constructive Action,” students apply classroom knowledge in a meaningful and impactful manner by working in the field to identify, plan, and execute problem-solving services for real organizations.

We do hands-on learning differently. Through MCNY’s “Constructive Action,” students apply classroom knowledge in a meaningful and impactful manner by working in the field to identify, plan, and execute problem-solving services for real organizations.

Watch Gary Jenkins, MCNY Alumnus discuss the value of MCNY and his Constructive Action experience.

Watch Gary Jenkins, MCNY Alumnus discuss the value of MCNY and his Constructive Action experience.

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PURPOSE-CENTERED
EDUCATION

PURPOSE-CENTERED EDUCATION

Become an agent of positive change in your field, and in your community by learning to design comprehensive solutions to complex real-world challenges.

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CAREER
GROWTH

CAREER GROWTH

Transform your career with a degree that qualifies you for emergency management roles across industries and sectors: governments, schools, hospitals, large corporations, housing complexes, and more.

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LIFELONG
CONNECTIONS

LIFELONG CONNECTIONS

Learn with a dedicated cohort of students in small classes from start to finish; and enter your next chapter with a supportive community of peers and faculty by your side.

Complete at your pace

Semester Track

12-month, three-semester track with online, on campus, and hybrid classes — 45 credits.

12-month, three-semester track with online, on campus, and hybrid classes — 45 credits.

Online or Hybrid Track

Choose an online or hybrid in-person track to fit your needs.

For the fully online track, learn on your own time as well as during live Zoom classrooms and a one-week residency during your last course. For the hybrid track, you’ll spend half of each semester in weekly Zoom sessions and the other half attending classes in person.

Choose an online or hybrid in-person track to fit your needs.

For the fully online track, learn on your own time as well as during live Zoom classrooms and a one-week residency during your last course. For the hybrid track, you’ll spend half of each semester in weekly Zoom sessions and the other half attending classes in person.

The experience was amazing! There is no other school that talks about “being in your purpose” and figuring out what IS your purpose. MCNY and Emergency Management helped me define myself as a person. I am a veteran and for me, the emergency and disaster management program was an extension of that. If you get that base from emergency management, business continuity and disaster recovery…the sky is the limit. You can basically go anywhere you want to. It’s a great program. Discover you niche and find out what you’re good at.

Daniella Melissa Miller, MPA-EDM’15

What you will learn

Through rotating mentorships and in-field work with emergency managers, MCNY’s Emergency and Disaster Management, MPA program will arm you with the practical strategies and experience needed to open doors to opportunities across government, nonprofit, and private sectors and advance your career as an emergency management expert.

Through rotating mentorships and in-field work with emergency managers, MCNY’s Emergency and Disaster Management, MPA program will arm you with the practical strategies and experience needed to open doors to opportunities across government, nonprofit, and private sectors and advance your career as an emergency management expert.

Undergraduate degree options are also available.

Certifications & Accreditations

  • Middle States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • Middle States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE)

How to
finance
your
Master’s
Program

How to finance
your Master’s
Program

Emergency & Disaster Management, MPA scholarships and financing

  • MCNY Recognition Award provides up to $4,500 a year in tuition assistance for all eligible graduate students.
  • All graduate students are eligible to apply for the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan for the full cost of attendance.
  • Veterans are able to use their residency VA benefits with our online program, as you study 2, one week courses on site in the beginning and end of the online program.
  • Graduate students can borrow the full cost of attendance through the federal Title IV Graduate PLUS program, covering both tuition and living expenses.
Military friendly school
Military friendly school

Metropolitan College of New York is a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon Program, and has been recognized as a Military Friendly School for more than 5 years in a row.

Metropolitan College of New York is a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon Program, and has been recognized as a Military Friendly School for more than 5 years in a row.

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Master’s Degree
in Emergency and Disaster Management