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An Online Master’s in Emergency and Disaster Management (EDM)

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Earn Your Master's in Emergency & Disaster Management Online

Extreme weather events, terrorism threats, and public health emergencies can lead to more complex disasters, requiring increasingly sophisticated levels of response. By earning your online master’s in emergency and disaster management from American Public University (APU), you develop advanced knowledge to manage response and recovery from emergencies and disasters caused by nature, technology, and humans.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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International Fire Service Accreditation Congress


APU's Master of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management (EDM) is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC®).

Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

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Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

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For master's programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

Entrance Exams

No GRE®, GMAT™, or other standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Affordable Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost ebooks to minimize your expenses.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

Relevant Learning

Explore key areas, such as interagency disaster management and crisis action planning. Additional options include hazard mitigation, mass casualty incident management, cybersecurity, risk communication, health and medical emergencies, and epidemiology.

Fundamental Skill-Building

Disaster response requires skill in thinking and acting with urgency. This program sharpens your critical thinking skills—a vital need for effective crisis management.

Expert Knowledge

Faculty bring their frontline experience and unique insight to your learning. Many are certified emergency managers (CEM) and hold key positions in government, public safety, and the security sector.

A Commitment to Excellence

APU’s emergency management programs are the first online programs to be recognized by the Foundation for Higher Education Accreditation in Emergency Management.

Peer Engagement

Learn alongside APU’s unique group of working professionals, including first responders and individuals who hold roles with government, public safety, and healthcare organizations.

Helping You Save on Your Master's

Explore your options to make learning affordable.

* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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