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Disaster Management




The Diploma Programme at the University of Wisconsin has been designed for practicing disaster/emergency management professionals throughout the world. The programme allows the diploma candidate to combine traditional undergraduate and graduate college courses with a variety of continuing education programs-institutes, short courses, independent study, correspondence, and telecommunications courses. This is a personal study program which can combine Disaster Management Center’s self-study courses with courses from other organizations anywhere in the world. Self-study course modules are available in text, video and computer-based media format. No residency is required to obtain this diploma.

Subject areas

Disaster management, Management principles, Natural hazards, Preparedness, Needs assessment, Environmental health management, Epidemiology, Vector control.

Target audience

Disaster management professionals, University students.

Admission Requirement

The minimum academic requirement is completion of a secondary education. Anyone with interest or experience in disaster/emergency management can take the self-study courses. Students are not required to have an engineering background to enrol. As most of the materials are in English, competence in the language is a prerequisite.



Geographical coverage



5 years (maximum)

Application procedure

Completed application form and registration fee.


Please consult university home page.

Tuition & cost

Tuition and costs are subject to change, for details please see costs section.

Deadline for application

Please consult university home page


University of Wisconsin, Disaster Management Center
Department of Engineering - Professional Development
432 North Lake Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 USA
Tel: +1 866 529 4969, 800 462 0876 (Toll free in U.S.)

Last updated

22 Nov 2007

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  • Type Distance learning
  • Level Certificate/Diploma
  • Language English

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