Master in Disaster Risk Management

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

The graduates of Master in Disaster Risk Management program shall:

  • Successfully practice as competent disaster risk managers with profound understanding of the nature, causes, and consequences of the problems at hand, as well as capability to fill the gap of human resource in this field.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in managing disaster risk reduction activities.
Student Outcomes (SO)

The graduates of Master in Disaster Risk Management should have the ability to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of disaster risk management and apply advanced knowledge on the specific discipline;
  • Analyze, synthesize and evaluate disaster scenarios;
  • Perform planning to meet DRM challenges under real – world constraints;
  • Communicate effectively in different disaster management scenarios;
  • Function effectively as an individual, a team member, or as a leader in diverse work environments;
  • Contribute to the generation, dissemination, implementation and preservation of DRM knowledge, methodologies, techniques and processes;
  • Conduct oneself within professional and ethical standards;
  • Apply technology in planning, forecasting and responding to different disaster scenarios; and
  • Engage in professional development and life-long learning.

Master in Disaster Risk Management (Non-Thesis Program)
Board Resolution No. 0529-04,S.2017
Board Resolution No.711,S. 2017
MSAC Resolution No. 1, S. 2017

To complete the program on Master in Disaster Risk Management, the student must be able to take a total of 36 units: 9 units from the Foundation Courses, 18 units from Major Courses, 6 units from Elective Courses, and an Integrative Course of 3 units.

Passing the Comprehensive Exam is a requirement before taking the Integrative Course. The program is designed to be completed in 2 years.