MS in Healthcare Emergency Management

Boston University’s MS in Healthcare Emergency Management prepares individuals to work across the spectrum of emergency and crisis management, focusing on multiple areas of biomedical sciences and healthcare.

This innovative program provides students with a comprehensive background for facing the challenges of a career in emergency/disaster preparedness by emphasizing hands-on training in exercise development and incident command and its specific concentration on healthcare environments.

Program Structure

This master’s degree program consists of a 36-credit, 12-month full-time course of study, with a part-time option.

The program can be completed in-person or online through our virtual classroom, a real-time distance learning environment based on Adobe® Connect™ web conferencing. The virtual classroom gives students the flexibility to attend graduate school without relocating, allowing them to keep their jobs, homes and living situations while completing the degree.

Program Highlights:

  • Flexible one or two year program schedule with full-time and part-time tracks
  • Blended learning environment allows students to attend class at our Boston campus or from almost anywhere through our virtual classroom
  • Classes taught by recognized experts in the fields of emergency management, homeland security, disaster relief, incident command and exercise design
  • Active participation in a variety of real-world exercises
  • Internships and practica provide students with valuable emergency management experience critical to future employment opportunities
  • Access to paid internships (up to $15,000)

Featured events:

Simon A. Chernack Conference: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time 10:00 a.m. Place: Hiebert Lounge

Title: The impact of technology on emergency management