Emergency Management Degrees

Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy

Given the increasing number of people at risk from disasters, challenging expectations are placed upon actors in the field of emergency management. The DRLA academic program aims to train and nurture current and future leaders in the disaster resilience and humanitarian assistance community, stimulate global communication among disaster resilience leaders and promote research in the field.

Notably, by focusing on four core competencies, namely Human Factors, Disaster Operations, Leadership Analytics and Environmental Hazards Science, the DRLA academic program seeks to generate attuned individuals who do not simply manage disaster response, but rather lead their organizations and agencies into new ways of thinking and new modes of action, resulting in organizations, nations and communities that are better able to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.

Tulane University’s Master of Science in Disaster Resilience Leadership Studies (DRLS) is unique in that, amongst programs that solely focus on disaster and risk management, it targets the role and the development of leadership and resiliency in producing effective programming and outcomes for the affected populations.