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Master of Science in Threat and Response Management

Students and Exelon employees posing for a picture

This is a Drill: Observing an Exelon Nuclear Power Plant Emergency Exercise

MScTRM students observe a simulated earthquake drill. Learn more about the exercise and crisis communications >

Katie Slonaker

Katie Slonaker ’16 Speaks on the ‘Broader Impact’ of Her MScTRM Degree

The program gave me an incredible perspective on the entire field of emergency management. It was more than just... Read more >

MScTRM Students give presentation

Students Lead Basic Trauma Care Demonstration at University of Illinois Hospital

Boris Levin shows how to use a tactical tourniquet as he teaches a Trauma Response Training course for teachers in the Medical Sciences Building at the University of Illinois Chicago. (Photo by Rob Hart) Read More >

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Autumn 2017 Deadline
Early Decision: December 15, 2016
New Year Decision: March 15, 2017
Regular Decision: June 15, 2017


Why UChicago?

The MScTRM program continues the UChicago tradition of academic excellence. University resources are leveraged in curriculum development, and coursework maintains the values of critical thinking and transformational education. Learn more.


Responding to complex threats—from climate change, to pandemics, to gun violence—demands strong leadership. In times of crisis, professionals who have been trained to handle emergency situations must step forward with the confidence and competence needed to effectively manage disasters and guide our communities and organizations through the recovery process.

The University of Chicago Graham School Master of Science in Threat and Response Management (MScTRM) attracts professionals from a broad range of disciplines, combining tactical lessons and resilience building approaches with a University of Chicago approach to critical thinking and analysis. Our mission is to develop leaders with the sophisticated training to plan for and respond to emergency incidents, utilizing advanced tools and techniques to lessen the impact and shorten recovery time.

Structured as an in-person program in an executive-style, extended weekend format to accommodate the schedule of working professionals, students reap the benefits of a team-based learning approach and dynamic instruction from experts in the field.