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 Communities after Disasters


  John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

CRSCAD Newsletter
May 2011 
Final Ad for Grad Program
Frequently Asked Questions:

When is the official start date of the program? Fall 2011


When is the application deadline for Fall 2011?  

  • The application deadline has been extended to July 1.  
  • The deadline to register for University College classes is September 6. 
  • Late registration, with permission, is possible through September 27.
  • Registration begins July 25.
  • So even if someone hadn't yet been admitted to the program, they could still register for up to six credits as a non-matriculated student with the permission of CRSCAD's Director.

Where do I apply? Navigate to the  Graduate Admissions web site to apply online or download a pdf of the application form and instructions.


What are the admission requirements? Navigate to the Admission requirements website.


 Is the GRE required for admission? No     


Are classes on-line or on campus?  All the classes will be taught online.


Will admission be offered in the Fall and Spring semesters? Yes


Is a thesis required? There will be written assignments in the courses but there will not be a thesis


Does CRSCAD offer a related program? Yes, we offer a professional development certificate in Global Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Management 


Is there any forthcoming related event?  Yes.  An International Workshop on Innovation, Diversity and Sustainable Development in Areas of Social Vulnerability, November 17-18, 2011


For more information, contact or phone 617.287.7116

Meet some of our instructors: 
William Hagar

William Hagar, Ph.D.

Philip Kretsedemas

Philip Kretsedemas, Ph.D.

Ruth Miller
Ruth Miller, Ph.D.
Jean Rhodes

Jean Rhodes, Ph.D.


Nina Silverstein, Ph. D.