M.S. in Disaster Medicine and Management

About the Program

Jefferson's (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) M.S. in Disaster Medicine and Management program, delivered as a partnership between Jefferson and the Department of Emergency Medicine of the Albert Einstein Health Network, prepares students to manage and develop the increasingly complex disaster management and preparedness requirements of the 21st century.

The Disaster Medicine and Management program is designed to educate medical, public safety and defense professionals working in the public and private sectors to plan for, respond to, and mitigate the effects of natural and manmade disasters, including terrorism war, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, volcanoes, hazardous materials and major power grid disruptions.

The program teaches students to understand and respond effectively to the psychological aspects and public-health considerations of disasters, research methods and disaster planning and management, risk assessment, incident command, and resource allocation, and features a special focus on national preparedness.

The M.S. program is available in two learning formats:

  • Online: a virtual program with a 6.5 day on-campus session during one summer.
  • On-campus: a combination of in-person seminars and activities with related online material, and a 6.5 day on-campus session during one summer.

Disaster Medicine and Management Certificate Options

In addition to the M.S. in Disaster Medicine and Management degree program, Jefferson offers two certificate programs, one in Disaster Medicine and Management and the other in Business Continuity.

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