York University - Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies
Office of Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box GA2300, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3

Disaster & Emergency Management

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
Description York's Master of Disaster & Emergency Management (MDEM)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 abilities 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, and is available on a full-time or part-time basis. Disaster & Emergency Management is the discipline of dealing with and avoiding risks. 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. You will also gain a comprehensive understanding of how emergency management intersects with other disciplines such as psychology and sociology. 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, public safety and security, crisis management, humanitarian aid and complex emergencies. Discover strategies to help save lives and property, reduce damage, and speed a community’s recovery from natural and human-induced disasters and emergencies.
Website: 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
Cost per year:

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year and includes tuition and supplementary fees.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants are required to be graduates with an honours degree in disaster and emergency management or a closely related discipline, normally with a B+ average or higher average in their last two years of study. Students who do not have a specific background in disaster and emergency management are encouraged to apply, but will be required to pass an introductory summer internet-based course as a condition of admission.

* 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.

Last Updated: November 17, 2017