Our students are our strength. They are health care professionals, first responders, volunteers, new graduates, and risk managers. They work for governments, not-for-profits, hospitals, and large corporations. Some are disaster response volunteers looking for a new career. Others have significant experience in the field and are seeking a graduate degree to secure a new role or promotion. Together, they create a vibrant and diverse classroom where they learn from each other, challenge their assumptions and solve real-world problems.
Our Graduates are respected for their rigorous and creative approach to emergency preparedness and resilience—MScTRM graduates leave the program ready to tackle local, national, and global problems. Some use their education to help local communities by working for city councils, local not-for-profit organizations, and emergency response units. Others apply their knowledge on a national level for agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, national laboratories, and nationwide insurance companies and law firms. And some take their skills to a global level, working for international organizations like the Red Cross, the United Nations, and multinational corporations. Regardless of where they work, MScTRM graduates are respected for their rigorous, analytical, and creative approach to emergency preparedness and resilience.
UChicago Master of Science in Threat and Response Management alum Chrissy B. talks about her role in responding to the 2010 Haiti earthquake. She explains that understanding the context and landscape where a disaster has occurred is essential for an effective response.
|21% of our students are veterans or are actively serving in the military|
|What do our students do after graduating?|
|95% of our graduates are employed after graduation|
|60% changed function, geography or were promoted with their employer|
|29% secured a new position with a new employer|
|6% started a business or entrepreneurial endeavor|
|Work Experience of our Students as they enter MStrm|
|A Few job titles that our graduates hold|
|Global Business Continuity Manager||Director of Emergency Management|
|External Affairs Officer||Forensics Technical Data Specialist|
|Risk Mitigation & Public Information Coordinator||Emergency Management Hazard Analyst|
|Emergency Management Specialist||Homeland Security Program Manager|
|After Graduation OUr students earn:|
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