Master of Arts in Emergency & Disaster Management
American Public University System

Program Details

Gain important critical thinking and decision making skills related to the planning and management of public crises with a master’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from APUS. This online program can add to previous experience in the public safety field or help prepare students for a new career in EDM.

This Emergency Management master’s degree online covers the history, theory, response, recovery, and economics of EDM. Case studies allow for examination of natural, technical, and human-induced public emergency situations. The program is recognized by the Foundation of Higher Education for Disaster and Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

Students can choose from a wide range of topics to specialize their degree, such as:

  • Emergency management perspectives on cybersecurity
  • Social justice issues in emergency management
  • Weapons of mass destruction and the new terrorism
  • Organizational crisis management
  • Wildland fire mitigation and management
  • Economics of disaster

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

American Public University System is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)