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21 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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AIDIMME
Valencia, Spain

The Double Degree Master's Degree in Integrated Management of Quality, Environment and Prevention of Occupational Risks is a degree with high demand in the business field, a p ... +

The Double Degree Master's Degree in Integrated Management of Quality, Environment and Prevention of Occupational Risks is a degree with high demand in the business field, a perfect complement and an aid for university degree students who want to go to work in the industry. -
Master
Part-time
Spanish
20 Oct 2022
20 Oct 2022
Campus
 
University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

Critically analyse key concepts in disaster management theory, research, policy and practice.

Critically analyse key concepts in disaster management theory, research, policy and practice. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

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

The MSc Crisis and Disaster Management bring 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. In particular, the programme addresses the issues of interruption to business and the need for preparedness, response and recovery strategies to minimise both economic and human losses arising from crises and disasters of both natural and human origins. -
MSc
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Part-time
English
Sep 2022
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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 2022
06 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Lund University
Lund, Sweden

Increasing disasters and related losses are a truly global challenge. Governments and international organisations acknowledge the necessity to increase efforts in risk managem ... +

Increasing disasters and related losses are a truly global challenge. Governments and international organisations acknowledge the necessity to increase efforts in risk management and climate change adaptation to adjust to changing environments and develop safe and sustainable societies. The programme offers a mix of practical and theoretical learning with a strong focus on group work, the interaction between students and teaching staff, as well as important actors within this field of study. It contributes to meeting the need for qualified professionals who have a broad understanding of the field and ability to apply skills and generic tools in risk assessment, capacity assessment, preparedness and contingency planning, and risk-based land use planning. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Pavia
Pavia, Italy

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

The University of Pavia and the School of Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia present a new international Master of Science program in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards. The program 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
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Universitas Syiah Kuala
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
Campus
 
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 -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
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
 
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
Campus
 
University of Oviedo
Oviedo, Spain

This Master prepares professionals who will have acquired sufficient and adequate knowledge and have also developed skills to work and integrate in companies and organizations ... +

This Master prepares professionals who will have acquired sufficient and adequate knowledge and have also developed skills to work and integrate in companies and organizations that carry out their activity in public and private organizations in the emergency and disaster area, both within and outside of Spain. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
Spanish
Sep 2022
Campus
 
IMF Smart Education
Madrid, Spain

At IMF Smart Education want to join the Master in Quality, Environment and PRL with the experience of professionals with years of experience in the fields of prevention, quali ... +

At IMF Smart Education want to join the Master in Quality, Environment and PRL with the experience of professionals with years of experience in the fields of prevention, quality and the environment. This Master allows wide possibilities of validation with other programs. Consult with your advisor the possibilities of validation. -
Master
Part-time
12 months
Spanish
Online
 
Ehime University
Matsuyama, Japan

The main research objectives of running the Special Course on Disaster Prevention Study for Asian Students are to understand and elucidate characteristic features of natural d ... +

The main research objectives of running the Special Course on Disaster Prevention Study for Asian Students are to understand and elucidate characteristic features of natural disasters in Asia and to develop their preventive measures, while the educational motto stands at producing first-class researchers and technical experts with frontier research capabilities and advanced knowledge in the field of natural disasters. -
Master
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Hatay Mustafa Kemal University
Istanbul, Turkey

The purpose of this department is within the scope of 4-year undergraduate education and in line with the main principles stated in the a and b clauses of the 4th article and ... +

The purpose of this department is within the scope of 4-year undergraduate education and in line with the main principles stated in the a and b clauses of the 4th article and the 5th article of the Yükseköğretim Law No 2547,will be able to take office in “expert / assistant expert” and “manager” positions within the body of fire brigades and all kinds of health institutions, knowing and able to apply the basic methods applied in this field, at the same time ability to provide the training required by the subject to the existing staff in the unit where he / she is assigned, to train specialist staff who have the ability to refer and manage the unit they will work in. -
Master
English, Turkish, Arabic
Campus
 
University of Southern California Online
South Los Angeles, USA

The online Master of Science in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence builds leadership and management skills within the context of relevant political, social, and enviro ... +

The online Master of Science in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence builds leadership and management skills within the context of relevant political, social, and environmental forces. It also empowers students with a passion for risk mitigation, disaster planning, and threat response who want to thrive in highly dynamic, often chaotic environments in the field. -
MSc
English
Online