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Disaster Science and Management

Main organization(s): Louisiana State University, College or Arts and Science


The Graduate Minor in Disaster Science and Management is designed for graduate students throughout LSU who wish to include in their graduate studies a core of courses in the science and engineering of natural or man-made hazards, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery of disasters. Students can also orient their thesis or dissertation research towards hazards or disasters. The course provides students with a broad understanding of the nature and impact of disasters on the natural, built and human environments; A basis for establishing strategies to effectively plan for disasters, mitigate the adverse effects of disasters, respond to disasters, and recover from disasters. Course emphasise on providing a broad-based foundation about the subject matter through coursework, seminars, and research studies. The DSM Graduate Minor has been designed to build on the course offerings of academic coursework at LSU from different academic units and programs, for details please see course home page.

Subject areas

Emergency Management, Disaster Science, Disaster policy

Target audience

University students

Admission Requirement

A student must be accepted by the LSU Graduate School and an LSU Graduate Program. After acceptance into a departmental program, the student should work with their faculty advisory committee to identify specific coursework that will be taken in Disaster Science and Management as a part of their graduate studies at LSU.



Geographical coverage



13 academic hours

Application procedure

A student must have an approved course of study from their graduate committee and satisfy the requirements of the Minor in Disaster Science and Management. The DSM Minor is intended to complement and extend the student’s primary academic program at LSU. Students interested in the Minor in Disaster Science and Management in either the Masters or Doctorate program should complete the DSM Plan of Study Form and submit it to the DSM Director.


Graduate research assistantships may be available from participating department, institutes, and centres. For details please consult course director.

Tuition & cost

Please consult university home page

Deadline for application

Please consult university home page


John C. Pine, Director - Disaster Science and Management
Louisiana State University
112E Howell Russell Hall
Baton Rouge , LA 70803 -5705, USA
Tel: +1 (225) 578-1075
FAX: (225) 578-4420

Last updated

22 Nov 2007

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  • Type University programme
  • Level Masters
  • Location Baton Rouge, USA.
  • Language English

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