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Welcome to the Graduate Program in Disaster & Emergency Management

Master of Disaster & Emergency Management

York's Master of Disaster & Emergency Management (MDEM) is the only graduate program of its kind in Ontario and one of just two in Canada. In this exciting and rapidly expanding field you will explore key concepts, methodologies and technologies used by emergency management professionals while honing your analytical, research and critical thinking skills. This program, offered on a full-time or part-time basis, prepares you to synthesize large amounts of complex information and make sound decisions in challenging and often difficult circumstances. The program is interdisciplinary, drawing on the strengths of faculty from across York to offer a wide range of expertise in areas like environmental risks and management, natural hazards, business continuity, public health, humanitarian aid and complex emergencies.

ENGAGE IN A STUDY OF THE Disaster & Emergency Management

Disaster & Emergency Management at a Glance

Environmental Risks & Management

Natural Hazards

Business Continuity

Public Health

Public Safety & Security

Crisis Management

Humanitarian Aid

Complex Emergencies

Featured Faculty

My way to York was long and full of challenges. Life is a challenge today…And yet I made it happen. But this is not a story about me, and this is a story of cooperation, support, friendship, hard, sometimes titanic effort, and faith.

— Iana Shatilova
Current Student, Master of Disaster & Emergency Management

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The Graduate Program in Disaster & Emergency Management at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.