Master of Science in Threat and Response Management, Business Continuity Planning, Disaster Recovery

Master of Science in Threat and Response Management

MScTRM at a Glance

Who are our Emergency Management Students?

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.


Who are our Graduates?

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.

MScTRM Alumni Crisis Stories:
2010 Haiti Earthquake | Christine B.

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.

MScTRM Alumni Crisis Stories:
Hurricane Matthew Preparation | Tom R.


A Few Details about Our Threat and Response Management Students:  

Military Service:
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
0-5 Years 33%
6-10 Years 11%
11-15 Years 18%
16+ Years 38%
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


Female 33%
Male 67%
20-24 2%
25-29 20%
30-34 22%
35-39 24%
40-44 12%
45-49 7%
50+ 12%
After Graduation OUr students earn:
< $50,000 13%
$50,000-$99,999 38%
$100,000-$149,000 34%
$150,000-$199,999 7%
$200,000-$249,000 7%
$250,000 + 7%