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.
What will you study?
Complete all credit requirements for the Master of Public Health (MPH) program – Proceed to Specialization in Disaster Management
Upon enrollment in this program students will first complete all credit requirements of the Master of Public health (MPH) program. You can view the program details here
Complete Specialization in Disaster Management – Receive MPH with Specialization in Disaster Management Degree
Upon completion of all credit requirements for the award of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, you will initiate a specialization in Disaster Management. The duration of this specialization is usually 36 weeks. After completing the specialization, you will receive the MPH with Specialization in Disaster Management Degree.
Following is the structure of the MPH with Specialization in Disaster Management Degree program:
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.
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.
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
Program and Project Manager
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)
Dentistry, Oral Health
Exercise and Sport Science
Medicine, Medical sciences
Occupational Health and Safety
Public Health or Health Sciences
Science (All disciplines)
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 email@example.com for exploring this pathway.
Evidence of Proficiency in English
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.
In the dual degree program, you will complete an additional 48 ECTS Credits through online learning at International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy (Università Telematica Internazionale UniNettuno ‘UTIU’). You will receive two degrees as follows:
You can either chose to complete these 48 ECTS Credits during or after the completion of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. This is a very unique opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in Public Health via the Master of Science in Public Health Management Program at UTIU. The program has been thoughtfully structured in order to provide the required knowledge and skills to new aspirants, current Public Health professionals, and those working or aspiring to work within the health sector.
Duration: 36 Weeks
Following is the structure of the additional 48 ECTS Credits for the MSc in Public Health Management Program:
James Lind Institute is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government. EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations: • Swiss Federal Government • Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) • Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK) • Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA) • Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)
James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.
Completing your MPH from James Lind Institute gives you the confidence and credibility to have completed a program that is well respected globally
We offer one of the most flexible programs globally and you are always in control of how quickly you want to learn
We ensure that our academic programs stay current with the latest topics of relevance and importance