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4 Masters Programs in Humanitarian Assistance

The master’s degree is an advanced credential signifying that a student has achieved mastery over a field’s core skills and knowledge base. Pursuing one is often a way for professionals to distinguish their skill sets prior to making career advancements. What is a Master in Humanitarian Assistance? It is a graduate degree that builds on more general studies in public policy and emergen… Read more

The master’s degree is an advanced credential signifying that a student has achieved mastery over a field’s core skills and knowledge base. Pursuing one is often a way for professionals to distinguish their skill sets prior to making career advancements.

What is a Master in Humanitarian Assistance? It is a graduate degree that builds on more general studies in public policy and emergency management by teaching students the core skills needed to understand the best practices for providing humanitarian assistance outside of one’s own country. These skills may allow students to help direct institutional and practical resources effectively and to the best benefit of those affected by any kind of upheaval or disaster.

Completing a degree in humanitarian assistance means learning how to use resources effectively, mastering priority management, and understanding how to assimilate information from multiple sources. Those skills are not only useful in a humanitarian career, but they are also useful in life because they help people make better decisions more quickly.

The cost of a Master in Humanitarian Assistance is hard to predict. It depends a lot on the program’s format, as well as its location. Educational costs vary from country to country and school to school.

Graduates with degrees in humanitarian assistance are often sought out by NGOs and governments, as well as international corporations. Their expertise makes them prime candidates for project manager positions in disaster relief. They may also possess the ideal skill set for jobs as diplomats. In the private sector, they may be suitable for quality assurance technician and supervisor roles, in addition to project management roles.

Finding the right degree program is a matter of looking in the right locations. Check out online and brick-and-mortar programs, and remember that your best options might be available abroad. 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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USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Lugano , Switzerland

The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM) is a part-time executive program designed for humanitarian professionals who want to build the ... +

The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM) is a part-time executive program designed for humanitarian professionals who want to build their capacity and enhance their careers. -
Master
Part-time
English
25 Aug 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
IRIS Sup'
Paris , France

Crisis situations are multiplying and localizing, putting the actors of the emergency and post-emergency response to the test in terms of access, risk management and aid effec ... +

Crisis situations are multiplying and localizing, putting the actors of the emergency and post-emergency response to the test in terms of access, risk management and aid effectiveness. The operational path of the title Manager of international programs, allows students to develop a tactical dimension and significantly improve the impact of emergency and post-emergency programming. Graduates from this background will be able to act quickly and efficiently, to design and implement access tactics for the most vulnerable, to manage their team and their stress in an insecure, multicultural and complex environment. -
Master
Full-time
French
Oct 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
SOAS University of London
London , United Kingdom

The MSc Humanitarianism, Aid & Conflict builds on the strength of existing expertise in violence and conflict and provides analytical training on the challenges of contemp ... +

The MSc Humanitarianism, Aid & Conflict builds on the strength of existing expertise in violence and conflict and provides analytical training on the challenges of contemporary humanitarian aid provision. The programme presents students with a history of the architecture of aid in humanitarian contexts and engages with a set of debates relating to the political and logistical challenges to humanitarian aid and the critiques that have been made of it. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
28 Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Bath
Claverton Down , United Kingdom

Whether you are a graduate aiming to pursue a development or humanitarian career in conflict-affected regions, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical ... +

Whether you are a graduate aiming to pursue a development or humanitarian career in conflict-affected regions, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, this course is for you. The course addresses the core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crisis and explores a variety of tools and approaches for responding in these contexts. Rooted in real-world practical and policy challenges, the course is founded on Bath’s expertise in international development. It uses innovative learning approaches to promote in-depth investigation of cases and issues, while drawing links across global, regional, national and local scales. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
21 Sep 2020
Campus
 

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