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Masters Emergency Management

Master of Emergency Response & Risk Management

The Masters Level Programme in Emergency Response & Risk Management are geared to individuals who want to position their career for success in a public safety or related career. They recognize that getting a masters degree will give them a competitive edge, when combined with professional, volunteer, or internship experience. They typically are already making a difference in the world, solving problems and leading.


Proudly a member of the
Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM) Society


Why do a Masters in ERRM?

Masters in Emergency Management students have significant experience in humanitarian, military, industry and federal first-responder roles. You will aspire to leadership or already leading a team, so you can use the knowledge, skills & network gained from this programme in your day-to-day work. Graduates will receive triple-certification on completion of this programme, led by Associate Professor Tod De Voe.

Prospective emergency management students include:

  • Those who have significant professional public safety experience, and plan to pursue increasingly leadership positions in emergency services administration

  • Public safety professionals, including police command officers, EMTs and active and veteran military members, who seek education to expand or hone their knowledge and skills and position themselves for career advancement

  • Professionals in related fields who want to help their organization with emergency preparedness or make a career change

  • Graduates working toward a masters degree in a related subject, e.g., public health, nursing and environmental sciences, who want to complete a minor or second major in a related discipline

Course outline – Customized to your Career & Industry

7IDM – Integrated Disaster Management*

7RRM – Recovery and Reconstruction Management

7CMM – Control Measures and Mitigation Planning*

7AIC – Advanced Incident Command System for Complex Incidents

7LDR – Leadership in times of crisis*

7RDQ – Research & Data Analysis For Disaster Management

7TAR – Technological Advances in Risk Mapping & Response Interventions

7DMP – Disaster Management Project

* these courses may be waived by

recognition of prior learning & experience credits, allowing you to finish faster


UARD operates a flexible-start opportunity. Students may join the M.ERRM at anytime when a new course starts. This allows you to build your network of fellow emergency managers straight away. The flexible-start means you can complete your masters programme faster and enhance your career opportunities without the constraints of semesters.

There is no financial penalty for students starting

Flexible start


Graduates will receive their Masters certificate from UARD, NOCN (UK) and Texas A&M University System (USA). Graduate qualifications are recognized internationally


This Masters programme is available as an accelerated programme for students with training, certifications and experience in emergency management, and as such have a reduced tuition (cost). The standard fee is $15,000USD but due to support from our accreditation body this Masters in Emergency Response and Risk Management is available at $6,000USD, if paid in full.

Tuition options include:

Full payment – $6,000 in full, paid prior to participating

Per course – $825 per course tuition, paid prior to participating

Subscription – $560 per month, paid monthly in advance


Students may enroll into the Master of Emergency Response & Risk Management directly with an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent and suitable work experience. Students should have completed the Master of Emergency Response & Risk Management

Graduation Colours

Emergency Management carries a graduation colour of blue, often called ‘forget me not blue’ for the folower.


Contact & Enrolment

Enrollment Form

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