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About the Threat and Response Management Program

lecturers in the UChicago emergency management degree programThe Master of Science in Threat and Response Management program (MScTRM) is a two-year interdisciplinary course of study in emergency preparedness that takes students through all aspects of crisis management planning and execution. Merging academic theory with practical information based on real-life situations, the curriculum focuses on the four key tenets of emergency management:

  • Prepare: community and organization education, communication systems development, incident response training, understand regulatory, legal, and ethical issues
  • Mitigate: enhanced awareness, community involvement, practice drills
  • Respond: resource mobilization, emergency declarations, aid distribution, social responses
  • Recover: rebuilding infrastructure, restoring systems, restocking resources

students in the UChicago emergency management degree program

Competent and Confident Leadership

The emergency management program prepares students to confidently, competently and calmly lead communities and organizations in response to threats and disasters. The program is designed for a range of students including first responders, medical professionals, organizational leaders, policymakers, public health officials, security personnel and more. Emergency management degree candidates become more effective leaders in their current roles and build skills to advance their careers.

Key features of the Master of Science in Threat and Response Management program include:

  • Learn from instructors with tactical experience
  • Replicate real-world situations through experiential and applied learning
  • Build effective communication strategies in an incident command environment
  • Gain familiarity with state-of-the-art technology in surveillance and monitoring
  • Conduct leading-edge research and learn techniques for translating data into relevant information for fellow responders
  • Foster cooperation and collaboration across organizations and hierarchies
  • Network and share lessons with peers, instructors, policy, and decision makers

Experienced Instruction

MScTRM lecturers and advisors are experts in their fields with unparalleled levels of experience, choosing to share their expertise and passion by participating in the program. Program instructors include public safety and corporate security consultants, physicians and epidemiologists, leading researchers and more. Our close association with experienced leaders and practitioners working in the field of emergency management allow students to combine educational theory with practical lessons in disaster management and crisis prevention.

Interested in learning more about our emergency management degree program? Contact us today to request more information!