Master of Science in Public Health Management (MPH – Disaster Management)


Careers & Outcomes

Approx. Program Length

18-24 Months

Total ECTS Credits


Tuition Fee (Online)

6000 CHF



Program Overview

This is a Dual Master’s Degree Program. The student is awarded an MPH Degree from International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy, and MPH in Disaster Management from James Lind Institute, 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 is a multi-disciplinary field and brings professionals from several fields together as one team to respond to any kind of disaster. Organizations such as emergency services, international humanitarian agencies and societies, disaster response agencies, NGOs, government agencies, military, and volunteer groups are all involved in disaster management.


This program has been designed to provide students with a thorough understanding and skills needed to manage disasters of all types that involve human tragedy. Not only technical but leadership related attributes are needed for effective management of disasters and this program has been equipped with these essential topics for broad coverage of learning outcomes for the student. There is an emphasis on disaster health and humanitarian relief.

JLI offers masterclass lectures from renowned experts in disaster management as well as internships and projects that will enhance the students’ learning experience.



The James Lind Institute and the International Telematic University, UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy (Università Telematica Internazionale UniNettuno ‘UTIU’) have collaborated to bring to you a very unique opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in Public Health via the Master of Science in Public Health Management Program. Alongside this MPH Degree, this program leads to the award of a Master of Public Health in Disaster Management from James Lind Institute.


Approx. Course Length

2-6 weeks

Total ECTS Credits


Max. Number of Transfer Credits:


Pathway for MPH in Disaster Management


Stage 1: Complete Master of Science in Public Health Management (MPH)


Upon enrollment in this program students will first complete the Advanced Diploma in Public Health Management which typically is completed in 36 weeks and is comprised of 42 ECTS Credits. This program comprises of 18 Core Courses and 3 Elective Courses chosen from a list of Elective Courses available to the student. The student will then transfer to International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy to complete the MPH program with the award of 90 ECTS Credits. This is explained in detail here.


Stage 2: Complete Specialization in Disaster Management


Upon completion of the MPH program at International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, the student will initiate a specialization in Sexual and Reproductive Health at James Lind Institute. This specialization earns the student a total of 48 ECTS Credits. Combining these 48 ECTS Credits with 42 ECTS credits earned from Advanced Diploma in Public Health Management, a total of 90 ECTS credits leads to the award of MPH in Disaster Management from James Lind Institute, Switzerland.


Following is the structure of the MPH in Disaster Management Program:

Careers & Outcomes

Job Growth




Disaster Management which is also known as Emergency Management is a critical area of public health that focuses on the prevention and immediate and sustained response to natural and man-made disasters around the globe. Common natural disasters include earthquakes, floods, famines, large scale fires such as bush fires, hurricanes, and cyclones. Man-made disasters include terrorist attacks, building and bridge collapses, radiation exposure, oil spills, and man-made forest fires that go out of control. After a large-scale disaster, relief efforts are critical for saving lives. It requires knowledgeable and skilled Disaster Management professionals to ensure that the efforts of relief and recovery are effective.

The MPH in Disaster Management at JLI has been developed to provide students with key knowledge and expertise to assume roles within the Disaster Management domain. These roles can be within government-sponsored agencies, non-governmental agencies such as Doctors without Borders, international organizations such as United Nations and Red Cross, religious organizations such as Salvation Army, and several other local and international organizations.


Job Outlook


Excellent. The area of Disaster Management is highly competitive with excellent career options available. It also allows for an exciting international career with exposure to different countries and cultures. If you have a passion for working in a high paced environment that requires intense involvement to save lives, this is an excellent choice for you. It is expected that the jobs in disaster management will continue to grow at around 10% every year.


Career Areas


After completing the MPH in Disaster Management, students get an extra edge to demonstrate competence and interest in this domain and thus a higher likelihood of landing into a great job within this domain. Over time, with gaining experience on the ground, this program is an excellent stepping stone for students and professionals who want to have a long and illustrious role in Disaster Management. Some key opportunities that can become available after completing this program are


Emergency Management Expert

Disaster Management Leader

Community Outreach Professional

Emergency Manager

Program and Project Manager

Crisis Manager

Disaster Therapist



James Lind Institute maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MPH programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.


Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any of the following areas will suffice the academic entry criteria for MPH programs.


Behavioral and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)

Biomedical Sciences



Dentistry, Oral Health

Development Studies

Environmental Health

Exercise and Sport Science

Food Science

Health Economics

Health Management

Medicine, Medical sciences



Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Therapy



Public Health or Health Sciences

Science (All disciplines)

Speech Therapy

Veterinary sciences


For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, there can be a possibility to use Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). JLI generally utilizes over 3 years of experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. Please contact us at for exploring this pathway.


Evidence of Proficiency in English

IELTS 6.0+

PET 50+

TOEFL 550+


The English proficiency test can be waived for the following candidates:

Native English Speakers, or;

Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), or;

Applicants having completed their undergraduate degree in English in an English speaking country.

  • International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy

    JLI is affiliated with International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy to offer bachelor, master and doctorate programs. Uninettuno is recognised by the Ministry of Education, University and Reasearch in Italy. Furthermore, it is the only Italian Telematic University that was positively assessed by the CNVSU, the National Committee established to assess the university institutions in Italy UNINETTUNO is a distance teaching university based on close cooperation with traditional universities from Europe, the Arab World, the United States and Asia. These alliances with higher-education institutions from across the world allow UNINETTUNO to supply a wider and more diverse educational offering, based on a scientific psychopedagogical model built on 20 years of research. Thanks to the use of new technologies and a faculty of prestigious professors from some of the world’s biggest universities, UNINETTUNO offers a unique university experience based on quality, flexibility and innovation.

  • Atheneum Liberal Studies

    Atheneum Liberal Studies (ALS) is a pioneer and innovative educational organization, established in 2007 utilising the latest developments in training, information technology and expertise in higher education with a vision to promote scientific knowledge at all levels. With activities and services for students, academics and professionals, its mission spreads in most of the related fields and domains. Atheneum’s activities are supported with programs and projects, which range from providing open knowledge resources, telematic and distant learning education and higher education consulting to developing global networks and strategic alliances. Its scope reaches all around the world as it has affiliations with organisations and institutions on a global scale that aim to promote higher education mobility and transnational cooperation.

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The JLI MPH Difference?

When you choose our Master of Science in Public Health Management (MPH), you can:
Establish Credibility

Completing your MPH from James Lind Institute gives you the confidence and credibility to have completed a program that is well respected globally

Learn at your own pace

We offer one of the most flexible programs globally and you are always in control of how quickly you want to learn

Stay Current and Relevant

We ensure that our academic programs stay current with the latest topics of relevance and importance

Take the next step

At James Lind Institute, we are here to help you at every step of your journey from finding the right program, enrolling in your program, studying at JLI, and a successful outcome after your complete your program.

Due to the negative economic effects of COVD 19, JLI Switzerland has decided to waive off 25% tuition fees for all Masters Programs for the upcoming intake for all current and new students. Please contact our admissions team at for more details.

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