Georgetown Announces Disaster Management Degree Info Session
Knowing how to handle an emergency or disaster situation is critical for the success of every organization. Addressing this need, Georgetown University presented an information session about their unique one-year disaster management master’s degree for working professionals on Monday, November 19, 2018, at 7:00 pm in the Marriott Marquis City Center Hotel in Doha.
Offered by Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies, the International Executive Master’s in Emergency and Disaster Management (IEDM) program helps the next generation of global leaders prepare for and respond to a wide variety of natural, technological, and man-made disasters. The information session provided insights about the program’s on-site residences around the world, curriculum, requirements, fees, career outlook, and more.
Next year’s cohort will be the third group of students to take this unique master’s degree, joining a diverse group of professionals from fields such as medicine, human and social services, military, humanitarian aid, first response, and all levels of government. “Graduates of our program gain strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities in order to assess the situation and deploy responses under stress and in times of uncertainty, and go on to serve in important leadership roles in this field,” said Georgetown faculty director Dr. Tim Frazier.
The November 19 information session was open to the public and no reservations were required, but visitors were encouraged to register online through the Georgetown School of Continuing Studies website. The application deadline for the IEDM degree fall term is May 1, 2019. Interested applicants can learn more about the program on the website: https://scs.georgetown.edu/iedm.