York University - Graduate Studies

Disaster & Emergency Management

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Program Information

School:York University - Graduate Studies
Faculty:Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Security and Protective Services, Other
Description:York’s MA in Disaster & Emergency Management is the only graduate program of its kind in Ontario and one of only two in Canada. The program equips students with the skills and competencies required to prepare for, mitigate, respond to and recover from local, national and international disasters and emergencies. Intended for those with an academic background or work experience in the field, the program builds on the foundational knowledge students bring to their studies while helping them to develop the leadership skills and knowledge needed for mid to senior level emergency managers. Opportunities exist for students without a background in Disaster & Emergency Management to acquire this foundational knowledge before beginning the program.
URL:Disaster & Emergency Management at York University - Graduate Studies
Areas of Research:Public safety and security, Environmental issues and disaster management, Business continuity management, Technology and disaster management, Risk and social vulnerability

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Statement of interest (approx. 500 words) required, resumé, candidates must possess or be willing to secure introductory knowledge of emergency management

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 20, 2014