Executive MS in Crisis & Emergency Management


College of Health Professions, Institute of Emerging Health Professions


Master of Science





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Name: David Nitsch
Position: Program Director
Organization: Jefferson - East Falls Campus

4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Executive Master's Degree?

An executive master's degree is an advanced level master designed specifically for mid-and high-level executive professionals. With a fully online format it provides flexibility for learners to work full time while completing the program. The program is cohort based and has an accelerated curriculum with 8-week courses.

What does this program prepare graduates to do?

The Executive MS in Emergency & Disaster Management equips graduates with the ability to critically evaluate information and develop a comprehensive understanding of preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation and resilience strategies. The educational benefits can be applied to operational and leadership roles in the emergency management profession and other related occupational fields.

Does this program have any in person/virtual meeting times?

The program has been developed in an asynchronous format to allow maximum flexibility for working adults with competing priorities. There will be times when synchronous online lectures or other learning opportunities will be required. 

Am I eligible for financial aid?

Yes. Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are interested in receiving federal or state aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Graduate students enrolled as degree-seeking with at least six (6) credit hours can be considered for the federal direct unsubsidized Stafford loan and the graduate PLUS loan. Prospective students who have questions about financing their education should visit Jefferson Financial Aid website or contact Financial.Aid@jefferson.edu.