Global preparedness through education

FIU is home to the Academy for International Disaster Preparedness. The Academy's mandate is to establish a professional pathway for existing disaster responders and new students exploring the exciting field of international disaster management, humanitarian relief, emergency preparedness and homeland security. Our faculty and instructors are professionals in their field of expertise and they offer the experience you will not typically find in a book.

The advantages to an education at FIU are many, but its location places it among the most dynamic and diverse populations in the nation. An integral part of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, the Academy brings together many of FIU's internationally oriented disciplines and nationally recognized colleges to provide hands-on teaching and innovative training. Our program incorporates many of FIU's world-class faculty, programs, and cutting-edge facilities, including its emergency operations simulator. 

Our Rankings

  • No. 2 Best Online Master’s Program (Online Master’s Degrees, 2023)
  • No. 4Best Graduate Degree Program (Best Accredited Colleges, 2021)
  • No. 7 Best Crisis/Emergency Disaster Management Master’s Degree Schools (, 2024)
  • No. 9 Best Emergency Management Program ( U.S. News & World Report, 2024)
  • No. 23 Best Master’s in Emergency Management Programs (, 2023)

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Master's in Disaster Management

Disaster Field Operations exercise

Bachelor's in Disaster Management