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Disaster and Emergency Management

  • Main organization:York University
  • Type:University programme
  • Level:Masters
  • Degree/Diploma/Certificate:MA
  • Geographical coverage:Global
  • City:Toronto, canada.
  • Contact:Dr. David Etkin, Graduate program Director, Disaster and Emergency Management
    School of Administrative Studies, York University
    282 Atkinson Building, 4700 Keele Street,
    Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 Canada
    Tel: +1 416 736 2100 extn. 44016
    E-mail: madem@yorku.ca
  • Frequency:Annual
  • Language:English
  • Duration:Two years full time and four years part time.

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The programme is designed to meet the critical need for professionals with advanced level knowledge and skills. Focuses to equip students with the skills and competencies required to prepare for, mitigate, respond to and recover from local, national and international disasters and emergencies. An academic program comprising of Class room lectures, thematic project assignments, open discussions and experiential learning.

Subject Areas

Public Safety, Public security, Disaster management, Business continuity management, Technology and disaster management, Risk, Social vulnerability.

Target Audience

University students, Disaster management professionals.

Admission Requirement

An Honours undergraduate degree program in Emergency Management or equivalent or an Honours undergraduate degree program or equivalent (typically a four-year full-time program) from an accredited post-secondary institution with a minimum grade point average of B+ in the final two years of study, TOEFL scores if the first language is not English. For further information please see the admission requirements section.

Application Procedure

Along with application form the applicant need to submit a recent resume, a letter of request (approx. 500 words), 2 letters of References in the prescribed format. Applications can be submitted online.


Limited number of scholorships are available based on academic performance and future leadership potential in international affairs. For details please see university home page.

Tuition and Cost

USD 11,963.00 Tuition and costs are subject to change, for latest information please visit finances section.

Deadline for application

Please see university page.


  • Themes:Risk Identification & Assessment, Space Technology

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/776

Last updated

10 Oct 2007

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