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An Online Master’s in Emergency and Disaster Management (EDM) for Less Than $15,000

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Earn Your Master's in Emergency & Disaster Management 100% 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 100% online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and programs start every month, so you can start quickly and control your schedule.


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IFSAC International Fire Service Accreditation Congress

IFSAC-Accredited

APU’s online MA in Emergency and Disaster Management is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).

Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

$370
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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Entrance Exams

No GRE, GMAT, or other standardized test scores required. Programs start monthly.

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Application Fee

There is no cost to apply.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

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

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Textbooks & Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost textbooks 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 100% 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.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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