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The M.S. in disaster science and management program approaches emergency management from a distinctly interdisciplinary, research-based point of view. The program emphasizes theories, research methodologies, and policies related to a broad spectrum of issues relating to emergency management. Courses include emphases on disaster response, disaster recovery, social vulnerability, organizational behavior, crisis management, and other important topics. The program builds on the unique strengths and international reputation of the Disaster Research Center (DRC) and related programs and research at the University of Delaware.
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The hybrid master's program is taught at the Newark main campus in intensive weekend sessions supplemented by distance learning, to accommodate the schedules of busy professionals.
Weekend Class Sessions: In-person class sessions run all day Saturday through Sunday afternoon making it convenient for working professionals. Between in-person class sessions, students utilize an online platform for discussion, group work and accessing related resources.
Blended Curriculum: The combination of in-person and distance-learning sessions adds flexibility and convenience.
Cohort Learning Experience: Students benefit from the rich experiences of their peers in a supportive environment.
Faculty Advisors: Cohort faculty advisors, drawn from diverse DISA-related professions with varied expertise, provide guidance throughout the M.S. DISA Hybrid Delivery Format.
Networking and Professional Collaboration: Students participate in structured programs and have frequent contact with guest speakers and program alumni.
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