Master of Science in Threat and Response Management

Capstone Presentation

Students presenting research projects at the MScTRM Capstone Showcase.  Learn more about MScTRM courses.

Jim Williams, MScTRM ’15

“There was only one typical emergency management class. I had never been exposed to epidemiology before, or biostatistics. This program was so different.”View testimonials.

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Autumn 2016 Deadline
Early Action: February 15, 2016
Regular Decision: June 15, 2016


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.