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Graduate Program in Disaster & Emergency Management

Photos of the ozone a chemical spill and a floodMaster of Arts in Disaster & Emergency Management

The new Master of Arts in Disaster & Emergency Management is the only graduate program of its kind in Ontario and one of only two in Canada. It is designed to meet the critical need for professionals with advanced level knowledge and skills in this exciting and important field.

The program will appeal to those currently working in the field looking to assume positions of increasing responsibility as well as those aspiring to become Disaster & Emergency Management professionals.

Studying on either a full-time or part-time basis, you will develop the knowledge and skills to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from local, national and international disasters and emergencies.

The program is interdisciplinary drawing on the strengths of faculty from across York University to offer a wide range of expertise in areas like environmental risks and management, natural hazards, business continuity, public health, humanitarian law, public safety and security, crisis management, war and complex emergencies.

Meet some of the Faculty and learn more about the MA in Disaster & Emergency Management program - watch the MADEM video. MADEM video


Prof Ali Asgary - Un Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction