Adler University

Master of Arts in Emergency Management Leadership


17 N. Dearborn

Suite 2100

Chicago, IL 60602

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Emergency Management Leadership

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Dramatic increases in natural and man-made disasters have led to unprecedented need and job growth for emergency managers. The U.S. Department of Labor projects continued double-digit job growth at the state and federal levels through 2020. In addition, there is significant need for systems that address mental health interventions for disaster victims and emergency responders, according to new research published by The Journal of the American Medical Association. Our program uniquely prepares emergency management professionals as socially responsible practitioners. This means they not only lead and support disaster prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts—but also systemically address psychological traumas suffered by both disaster victims and emergency response personnel. Emergency management leaders develop disaster response plans, lead preparedness and response training, and coordinate with emergency and medical personnel in multiple agencies and organizations. Integrating the triage and delivery of emergency medical and mental health care is a critical component. Professionals in this field may work as consultants or in positions with the public sector: in the military, law enforcement, and other government agencies at all levels. They may also work in the private or nonprofit sectors, with colleges and universities, medical centers, community relief organizations, and other employers. We provide an immersive learning experience with a teaching faculty of expert professionals, whose emergency management experience and related academic work have been recognized nationally and abroad. Our curriculum is timely and relevant, giving our students an advantage as they enter the workforce. Unlike other programs, ours enables students to complete a Community Engagement Project/Capstone that provides real-world, hands-on experience, and is supported by community partners. It provides opportunities with organizations like the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Red Cross.

Take a virtual tour of our innovative Chicago Campus. Contact our Admissions Counselors today to discuss programs of interest, attend an Open House, and learn about scholarship, employment and financial aid opportunities.
Numerous scholarships are available to new students based on a range of criteria—including financial need, academic excellence, mission relevance, and community involvement and service. Our financial aid counselors provide ongoing personal consultations and webinars about the financial aid process and funding your education.
Our programs fill quickly—contact us today to learn more and apply.
Adler University
For a more just society
Established in 1952. Not-for-profit.


Adler School of Professional Psychology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Eligibility Requirements:

No recent HS Grads. Only accepting students working on or already have a Bachelors or Masters Degree.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1040 USD

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Locale: Large City

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