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Master of Science in Threat and Response Management

Joe Coughlin

Joe Coughlin ’16 Balances Safety and Security for His K-12 School District

As Site and Safety Coordinator for a small K-12 school district in Pennsylvania, Joe Coughlin is confronted every day with one of the central questions of emergency management—how do you keep people and areas safe without exerting too much security? Read more >

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 >

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Autumn 2017 Deadline
Winter Deadline: March 15, 2017
Final Deadline: 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.


Resilient businesses and organizations mitigate disruption by having the people and plans in place to protect organizational assets and resume operations quickly in the aftermath of disaster. The University of Chicago Graham School Master of Science in Threat and Response Management prepares you to lead the planning and response necessary to minimize the negative effects of a disaster.

The Master of Science in Threat and Response Management is an executive-format graduate program that merges real-life emergency scenarios with leading academic research to educate professionals in all aspects of the crisis lifecycle. The curriculum, combined with the rigorous academic tradition of the University of Chicago, prepares our students to effectively plan for, respond to, lead during, and recover from complex crises.