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Online Master of Arts in Disaster Management

The online Master of Arts in Disaster Management is a 30-credit graduate program featuring course work in emergency preparedness, disaster management and humanitarian assistance. This one-year graduate program has been developed in response to the growing recognition and need for graduate level education in disaster management. The program’s curriculum is interdisciplinary in nature and scope and designed to develop and improve the skills of disaster practitioners and those interested in entering the exciting field of disaster management. Broadly speaking, the general learning outcome of the program is aligned with FEMA's Higher Education Core Competencies and is designed to take students beyond the core competencies needed by practitioners, to a deeper understanding of the reasons behind the practice and cultivate in them an ability to develop and implement integrated solutions to problems.  Students enrolled in the online program will be required to travel to Miami to participate in a 3-day disaster field exercise, which is part of the Disaster Field Operations course (FES 6805).

Hybrid Washington DC Master of Arts in Disaster Management

The hybrid Washington DC Master of Arts in Disaster Management consists of the same 30-credit curriculum focusing studies in emergency preparedness, disaster management, and humanitarian assistance as the face-to- face and online programs. Broadly speaking, the general learning outcome of the program is aligned with FEMA's Higher Education Core Competencies and is designed to take students beyond the core competencies needed by practitioners, to a deeper understanding of the reasons behind the practice and cultivate in them an ability to develop and implement integrated solutions to problems. The hybrid program consists of approximately 25% course meetings in the FIU facility in Washington, DC, 70% online course work and 5% participation at a three-day disaster field exercise held in Miami, Florida at the culmination of the program.