Executive Master in Emergency & Disaster Management (EMPH)

Tel Aviv University - International Office

Program Description

Executive Master in Emergency & Disaster Management (EMPH)

Tel Aviv University - International Office


As natural and man-made disasters become more complex, there is a great need to improve the communication and coordination between the various organizations tasked with managing these disasters. We have established this unique multidisciplinary master’s program to foster expertise in managing disasters and mass-casualty events.

This one-year English-taught program covers both theoretical and practical aspects of emergency and disaster management. Its focus is on the organizational systems that must coordinate their efforts with national and international agencies to provide aid. Students from all around the world with different cultural and academic backgrounds have the opportunity to study in Israel, a country well-known for its leadership in disaster management.

Participating students have access to some of the most renowned authorities on emergency and disaster management in our field. Our academic faculty is comprised of world experts, leaders in emergency management and bringing together a wide array of knowledge and expertise based on Israeli and international experience. The program has an extent cooperation with foreign universities including Harvard professors who teach in the program as well as guest speakers locating at the most senior officials in disaster management.

This program creates and encourages unique collaboration between academic experts and field professionals. Furthermore, we promote and facilitate international collaboration with leaders in the field throughout the world. This program aims to provide a broad and comprehensive vision and understanding of disaster management.

Career Success

In recent years, there has been a major increase in demand for qualified professionals in emergency and disaster management in various international aid organizations, the United Nations, hospitals and humanitarian organizations. Our alumni hold positions around the globe in international security organizations, emergency management departments, NGOs, and more.


The curriculum has been developed by experts to provide a combination of theoretical and applied knowledge. The program was approved as an Executive Master's Degree in Public Health (MPH) with specialization in Emergency& Disaster Management. The degree does not require a thesis, and there are 40 academic hours of study. Students are required to submit a final project that will count for 15% of their final GPA. The duration of studies is one continuous calendar year (three semesters, which include two regular semesters and the summer semester).


  • Introduction to Emergencies and Disaster
  • Operational, Technological and Logistical – Topics in Disasters
  • Public Policy
  • Hazards and Natural DisastersEpidemiology
  • Mental Health Aspects of Emergencies and Disaster Situations
  • Statistics
  • On Debriefing and Organizational Learning
  • Leadership & Team Building
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism
  • Research Methods
  • Introduction to CBRN
  • Data Interpretation
  • Risk and Crisis communication
  • Data Interpretation
  • Projects' Management Course in Mass Disasters and Mass Casualty Events
  • Humanitarian Affairs
  • Crisis Management in Organizations
  • Risk and Crisis Communication Course
  • Leading Through a Disaster;
  • Leadership Connectivity Framework During Disasters


Integrated Planning and Intervention & visits, meetings with emergency organizations, and visits during drills.

Application Materials and Requirements

Applicants are asked to submit the following with their online application form (all documents must be in original and sent from their source):

  • Copy of bachelor’s degree diploma
  • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions you have attended
  • General GPA requirement of 75 on a scale of 100, 3.0 on a scale of 4.0, or C on the ECTS scale. These are approximate and candidates with other strengths are also encouraged to apply.
  • If your transcripts are not written in English, you will need to acquire a translated copy which will need to be notarized for authenticity.
  • Two letters of recommendation, from academic and/or professional sources.
  • Personal essay
  • This personal essay must be up to three pages in length, and should include your interest in pursuing the E.M.P.H in Emergency & Disaster Management; how the program fits into your overall professional growth; and how you will contribute to the program and class dynamics.
  • Resume/CV
  • Your TOEFL or IELTS exam scores, if your native language is not English or your previous academic degree was not taught in English.
  • Minimum TOEFL requirements: 573 on the paper-based test; 230 on the computer-based test; and 89 on the internet-based test. The University's Code is 7704.
  • Minimum IELTS requirements: Overall Band Score of 7.0.
  • $100 USD application fee, payable by credit card or bank transfer.
  • One passport sized photo
  • A Health Declaration (to be filled out by the applicant) and a Medical Form (to be filled out by a licensed doctor). Both forms are not mandatory while an applicant's file is marked as 'Under Review,' but are highly suggested to be sent in as soon as possible.

Application Deadline: Rolling admission, Maximum 25 students per cohort.

Costs and funding

Annual Tuition: $18,500

Scholarships and Funding

TAU International is committed to making education accessible to all students, regardless of their financial backgrounds, and several sources of funding are available, including need-based tuition assistance, delayed payment plans, and external scholarships. TAU also participates in U.S. federal student loan programs. See our extensive information on funding options for international applicants.

REGARDING CREDIT CARD PAYMENT ONLY: The program will charge a tuition convenience fee to cover the cost of credit card processing, as per its policy. This fee is 2.45 % percent on credit card transactions. It will show up as a banking fee on the student fees.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 30, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2019
3 semesters
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18,500 USD
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