Education and Professionalization in Emergency Management
Post-secondary education is recognized as being critical to the professionalization of the emergency management field. The Master of Arts in Disaster and Emergency Management (MADEM) program at Royal Roads University is recognized by IAEM as fulfilling the degree requirements for becoming a Certified Emergency Manager.
This two-year graduate program explores the complex inter-relationships between hazards and the environmental, social, economic and political factors that contribute to disasters and the resulting impacts on society. Additionally, the program approaches traditional emergency
management functions (i.e., mitigation/prevention, preparedness, response, recovery) from an integrated and holistic perspective.
The MADEM program recognizes that emergency management is a distributed function in society, and accordingly encourages applications from professionals who work or intend to work in different sectors where emergency management is practiced. In addition to standard admission requirements, our flexible admission process provides an opportunity for those who have significant relevant emergency management experience to pursue graduate studies.
“This education has proven to be invaluable in my current strategic planning role. As we embrace challenges for humanitarian aid and/or disaster relief, I now have the capacity to bring a wealth of theory and academic research to the decision making process.”
MA in Disaster and Emergency Management, 2015
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