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17 Masters Programs in Disaster Prevention

After earning a bachelor’s degree, some graduates go on to pursue master’s degrees. These programs allow students to gain a deeper understanding of their chosen subjects. In addition to more knowledge, master’s degree can open up higher paying jobs than only a bachelor’s. What is a Master in Disaster Prevention? These master’s degree programs teach students how to sav… Read more

After earning a bachelor’s degree, some graduates go on to pursue master’s degrees. These programs allow students to gain a deeper understanding of their chosen subjects. In addition to more knowledge, master’s degree can open up higher paying jobs than only a bachelor’s.

What is a Master in Disaster Prevention? These master’s degree programs teach students how to save lives by preventing and preparing for disasters. Students learn to create governmental and nonprofit systems that fight against the effects of fire, floods, storms, and other natural disasters. In these programs, students may take courses on analyzing several types of threats, managing first responders, and creating effective safety programs. Students can specialize in areas such as social policy, post-disaster management, sustainable redevelopment, and the economics of disaster.

Graduates with a Master in Disaster Prevention typically have a thorough understanding of safety, which can be a life-saving skill in many situations. Furthermore, these students learn how to organize large groups of people, even in the direst circumstances. Students also can gain crisis-management skills that any employer may need.

The cost of obtaining a Master in Disaster Prevention depends on many independent factors. For example, schools in different countries can have wildly different tuition rates. Furthermore, some universities charge various fees for local students. Prospective students should consult each institute to understand the program costs.

Governments at the federal, state, and local levels all need disaster management professionals, and graduates with a Master in Disaster Prevention are well-suited for these roles. As disaster response and prevention managers, these professionals devise and oversee systems to save lives and property when disaster strikes. They may manage whole teams of responders. Graduates with this degree can also work for nonprofit organizations that are on-scene after major disasters to help with recovery.

Unfortunately, disasters happen everywhere around to world. As such, many regions offer master’s degree programs in this area. Students can choose to study locally, in a different country, or even online. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Master of Disaster Management provides humanitarian professionals with solid interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that meet the needs of modern emergency management and ... +

The Master of Disaster Management provides humanitarian professionals with solid interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that meet the needs of modern emergency management and disaster response. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

This Master's degree from UCM and UPM aims to provide global training in disaster and emergency management. The frame of reference considers the set of decisions, both politic ... +

This Master's degree from UCM and UPM aims to provide global training in disaster and emergency management. The frame of reference considers the set of decisions, both political and administrative, and operational interventions carried out in the different stages of a disaster: prevention and mitigation (including risk analysis), preparedness, response and recovery. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2020
29 May 2020
Campus
 
Syiah Kuala University
Banda Aceh, Indonesia

To respond to the demands and diversity of the potential and threat of disasters in Indonesia, Syiah Kuala University has been given a mandate by the Government to organize a ... +

To respond to the demands and diversity of the potential and threat of disasters in Indonesia, Syiah Kuala University has been given a mandate by the Government to organize a Disaster Science Masters Study Program (Minister of National Education Decree No. 219 / E / O / 2011). -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English, Indonesian
Sep 2020
15 Jul 2020
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

The MSc Crisis and Disaster Management brings together the areas of crisis management, risk management and disaster management with the aim of providing students with the oppo ... +

The MSc Crisis and Disaster Management brings together the areas of crisis management, risk management and disaster management with the aim of providing students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of current approaches to crisis and disaster and the impact that such events may have on businesses, communities and nations. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
James Lind Institute - Switzerland
Geneva, Switzerland

Disaster Management requires skilled professionals who can respond to emergencies and manage both immediate and long-term results of disasters on human health.

Disaster Management requires skilled professionals who can respond to emergencies and manage both immediate and long-term results of disasters on human health. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
English
Online
 
AIDIMME
Paterna, Spain

As happens in the business world, innovation is an essential tool to improve the competitiveness of organizations and people.

As happens in the business world, innovation is an essential tool to improve the competitiveness of organizations and people. -
Master
Online & Campus Combined
Part-time
Spanish
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Royal Roads University
Victoria, Canada

This dynamic two-year interdisciplinary degree is dedicated to educating both existing and aspiring disaster and emergency management professionals. In this program, you will ... +

This dynamic two-year interdisciplinary degree is dedicated to educating both existing and aspiring disaster and emergency management professionals. In this program, you will learn how to support communities at risk and how to increase their resilience to the variety of hazards they may face, both now and in the future. The program emphasizes an integrated and holistic approach to disaster and emergency management built on the understanding that disasters are more than hazards, and are products of the inter-relationship and mutual construction of the environmental, social, economic, and political spheres. -
MA
Online & Campus Combined
Part-time
2 years
English
Feb 2021
31 Aug 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
IMF Business School
Madrid, Spain

The Master in Integrated Management of Prevention, Quality and Environment of IMF Business School is one of the national training references in the field of Quality Management ... +

The Master in Integrated Management of Prevention, Quality and Environment of IMF Business School is one of the national training references in the field of Quality Management, Environment and Occupational Risk Prevention. It is taught 100% Online or in Semipresencial mode and has an exclusive "Student Centered" methodology that allows you to combine master and personal life. -
Master
Online & Campus Combined
Part-time
9 - 24 months
Spanish
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Lund University
Lund, Sweden

The Master’s programme in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation has support from important national and international institutions, e.g. UN agencies, the Red ... +

The Master’s programme in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation has support from important national and international institutions, e.g. UN agencies, the Red Cross/ Red Crescent movement, NGOs and national authorities. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)
Barcelona, Spain

The Master in Integrated Management: Environment, Quality and Prevention is an ideal reference for those companies that are faced with the need to incorporate into their compa ... +

The Master in Integrated Management: Environment, Quality and Prevention is an ideal reference for those companies that are faced with the need to incorporate into their company philosophy an integrated management system to obtain competitive advantages, also seeking an optimization of existing resources . -
Master
Part-time
Online
 
Stafford
Leicester, United Kingdom

The MSc in Risk, Crisis & Disaster Management uses risk theory in an interdisciplinary analysis of the cause, effect & extent of a crisis or disaster. Beneficial to re ... +

The MSc in Risk, Crisis & Disaster Management uses risk theory in an interdisciplinary analysis of the cause, effect & extent of a crisis or disaster. Beneficial to real-life applications, this course teaches cognitive analysis and problem solving using surrounding resources. -
MSc
Part-time
English
Online
 
University of Pavia
Pavia, Italy

The University of Pavia and the School of Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia present a new international Master of Science programme in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from ... +

The University of Pavia and the School of Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia present a new international Master of Science programme in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards. The programme is structured in two curricula: Reduction of Seismic Risk (ROSE); Hydrogeological Risk Assessment and Mitigation (HYRIS). The Master in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards is jointly offered by the University of Pavia and the School of Advanced Studies of Pavia (IUSS). -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
30 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
UPES
Dehradun, India

M.Tech Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) with specialization in Disaster Management

M.Tech Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) with specialization in Disaster Management -
Master
Jul 2020
 
BRAC University
Dhaka, Bangladesh

This postgraduate program targeted at active professionals allows contributing to this nationally significant practice-oriented field. Such a course to supplement the professi ... +

This postgraduate program targeted at active professionals allows contributing to this nationally significant practice-oriented field. Such a course to supplement the profession-based education of graduates of various disciplines also serves to further post-professional qualification and allows career development. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Sanroman Consultoria y Formacíon
Madrid, Spain

The Master's Degree in Occupational Risk Prevention is aimed at university graduates who wish to obtain a professional specialization as senior technician in prevention.

The Master's Degree in Occupational Risk Prevention is aimed at university graduates who wish to obtain a professional specialization as senior technician in prevention. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Online
 

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