MPA - Master of Public Administration in Emergency and Disaster Management
The Masters of Public Administration in Emergency and Disaster Management is an advanced degree program which opens new career tracks for recent college graduates as well as those looking to change careers, and further develops the knowledge base of professionals already working in the field.
Comprehensive emergency and disaster management is a complex field that requires expertise in multiple areas. This highly-specialized degree will cover the planning, management, logistics, response, relief, recovery and economics associated with managing emergency situations.
This is a 16-month Master's degree requiring completion of 45 credits over four semesters of study. Included in the tuition and curriculum is an on-site study component which consists of a 7-10 day on-site excursion.
To accommodate working professionals, classes meet on Friday evenings and Saturday.
This unique program integrates the College's Purpose-Centered System of Education where student will develop actual comprehensive emergency management plans that functions as a real-world consulting assignment. This is done as a group project, with the students working together to develop a single, comprehensive, emergency management plan for an actual non-profit organization. The professor serves as "Project Manager" and students are assigned particular responsibilities based on their expertise and availability.
Metropolitan College of New York holds accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104,(215) 662-5606, and from the New York State Board of Regents.
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Classification: Specialized Institution—Other
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999