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The MPA in Emergency and Disaster Management

With an MPA in Emergency and Disaster Management from MCNY, you can be the leader our community trusts in a disaster or emergency.

A highly specialized degree that covers the planning, management, logistics, response, relief, recovery and economics associated with managing emergency situations, you can complete this accelerated, accredited program in just 12 months.

During the program, you'll:

  • Focus on significant issues in emergency management and homeland security including public health, terrorism, disaster management, economics and the role of federal and state governments.
  • Participate in internships at various public and private agencies including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM).
  • Integrate classroom theory and practical, hands-on, experiential knowledge throughout your four semesters of study, which includes a seven- to 10-day on-site excursion.
  • Gain hands-on experience and practical knowledge through Constructive Action by working together with other students to develop a single, comprehensive, emergency management plan for an actual nonprofit organization.
  • Benefit from a convenient Friday evening and Saturday class schedule designed to make education practical for working adults.
  • Have access to financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
  • Leverage networking opportunities with faculty, alumni and other respected leaders in the field.

Turn Your Purpose into Professional Success

Professionals who earn their MPA in Emergency Management at MCNY graduate with the essential executive and analytical skills they need to be effective leaders in all areas associated with public emergencies, disasters and catastrophes. Graduates have gone on to work for (list of businesses/agencies).

Find out how you can become one of them. Attend an upcoming event or request more information. Ready to get started? Apply now.



Jean Paul Roggiero, MPA, Emergency and Disaster Management, '06

What is different about MCNY?
The quality of the professors. They had a strong commitment to making sure the students were well prepared for the work they'd be doing. The education was not all theoretical. We learned exactly how to go about managing and initiating a project from beginning to end.

I also appreciated that the Emergency Management program was not focused on just one sector. The professors exposed us to various agencies we could be working with, whether it was the banking sector for business continuity or various paths we could take in local, state, and federal government. I was able to see what I really wanted to do. Even though I knew I wanted to be in a healthcare setting I could easily transfer what I learned to other sectors.

How did your education lead to what you do now?
At MCNY I developed a way to enhance a hospital's emergency management plan in regards to a small pox. The plan I created integrated efforts from the community as a whole in order to have a more robust response to an emergency. That experience was valuable to my future - I learned how to carry out a more effective response. The work I did in school led to what I'm doing now as Senior Program Manager for the national-not for-profit, Primary Care Development Corporation.

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