MPH in Disaster Management (Online)

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Dual Degree

Approx. Program Length

18 Months

Total ECTS Credits


Tuition Fee (Online)

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Program Overview

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.




Approx. Course Length

2-3 weeks

Total ECTS Credits


Max. Number of Transfer Credits:


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:

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.

Dual Degree

Approx. Program Length

+36 Weeks

Total ECTS Credits


Tuition Fee (Online)

Calculate Tuition Fee

PAYABLE IN INSTALLMENTS We understand the need for flexible and affordable tuition fee payments. JLI offers you tuition fee payment in installments. After submitting your application for admission, a payment plan will be offered.



What is the MPH/MSc Dual Degree Program?


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:

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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

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

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

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