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At APU, you can study Emergency and Disaster Management without sacrificing flexibility or affordability.

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100% Online Programs in Emergency and Disaster Management

Whether responding to hurricanes, terrorist attacks, or hazmat spills, officials need the tools and information to establish command and control, coordinate communication, evacuate citizens, and execute clean-up operations to protect human and wildlife populations and natural resources. American Public University offers its Emergency and Disaster Management curriculum entirely online, allowing industry professionals the flexibility to balance a bachelor's or master's degree, or graduate certificate within their existing responsibilities.

Students learn career-relevant practices from expert professors, many who are frontline leaders having commanded emergency and disaster management operations in the United States and overseas. Students in this program are actively involved in affiliated programs such as Masters of Disaster and the Golden Key Honor Society. They collaborate as part of a tightknit community of professionals who have dedicated their lives to making a difference to humankind when disaster strikes.

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Leading-Edge Learning For Ambitious Professionals

Enroll full time or part time in one of our Emergency and Disaster Management programs. Browse these or search for other programs using our program finder.

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University Attributes

We’ve earned our reputation as a respected leader in online higher education by always making you—the student—our #1 priority.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are 100% online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Be in Control

You can quickly turn your ambitions into reality because programs begin every month. Most classes are 8 weeks long.

Save Time

Bachelor’s degree students can transfer up to 90 credits, and master’s degree students up to 15 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, professional training, ACE-evaluated training, and credits by exam.

Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

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Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

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For Return on Investment

Reflecting our commitment to deliver value.

$285
Per Credit Hour

Your tuition will be $285/credit hour for undergraduate courses.

$370
Per Credit Hour

Your tuition will be $370/credit hour for master's and graduate certificate courses.

$250
Per Credit Hour

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

$0
Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduate, doctoral, and Military Tuition Grant-eligible master’s-level students.

$0
Transfer Credit Evaluation

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

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Application Fee

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

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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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