Disaster Relief and Emergency Management

The online Master of Arts in Disaster Relief and Emergency Management provides students the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to natural disasters and crises while demonstrating Christian compassion, service, and witness.

What You'll Learn 

  • Practical skills in responding to natural disasters and crises.
  • Management and leadership skills for dealing with disasters.
  • Appropriate Christian communication and care to those affected by these events.

Program Details 

  • This 30-credit our program can be completed in as little as 12 months
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of CIU coursework

Why Study Disaster Relief and Emergency Management at CIU?

  • Gain skills and insights to work and minister amid 21st century global crises.
  • Our professors are seasoned veterans and experts in the field.
  • The program can be applied directly to your current work or ministry.
Locations Offered
30 credit hours
Program Length
as few as 12 months

A Master of Arts in Disaster Relief and Emergency Management equips students to work in:

  • U.S. government agencies (FEMA, Homeland Security).
  • Faith-based humanitarian organizations.
  • Mission organizations, churches, and denominations committed to disaster relief and emergency management.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • Official transcripts for highest earned degree and any master’s degree work
  • Church leader reference
  • Application Essay (800 words total, typed)
  • A GPA of 2.5 or higher

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