Academic Programs

Post Graduate Student, Faculty and staff of universities, researchers, senior staff of government and international agencies, and NGOs/INGOs are the appropriate candidates for this program. They can have better career opportunities after the completion of this degree. Students must possess a master’s degree with 3.25/4 CGPA for the enrolment. Total credit requirement for the doctoral program is 84 credits which includes 12 credits of coursework and doctoral dissertation 72 credits.

The target groups of Master’s Degree Program are those who are looking for a career in disaster preparedness, mitigation and management, along with the faculty and staff of universities and research institutions. After completing the Master’s Program, students have the advantage of doing further studies in doctoral program in DPMM.

The minimum entry requirement for this degree is a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university. Total credit requirement of this program is 48 credits which include 24 credits of coursework and 24 credits of thesis research. It is 22 months’ academic program distributed in 4 semesters.

Those who are currently working in professional organisations, and would like to expand their knowledge base to meet the present and future performance challenges are the target group of this degree.

The entry requirement is a Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of work experience. Professional Master requires a total of 30 credits that comprise a minimum of 24 credits of coursework and 6 credits of project work.

This is 12 months’ academic program distributed in 2 semesters and an internship.

This program is designed for those with interest in disaster related professional activities. Students can transfer the credits to professional masters or regular master degree program in DPMM as well as to programs in appropriate fields of study. Bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement of the course. The Post-graduate Certificate may vary from 3 -12 credits.

Internships are a must for our Professional Master’s Students. We also encourage all our students to do internships so that they can have exposure to disaster related issues in the practical level.

The “Flexible Master’s Option” is a new alternative to our traditional “On-campus Master Option” to conduct Master studies at AIT. Students will receive the same degree and the same academic requirements apply as the program offered in our regular “On-campus Option”. Students are allowed to do almost all coursework online via AIT’s Hybrid Mode of Instruction (Certain programs may require a lab on campus). Alternative to the online option, If the student wishes, he/she can also attend the physical classes at AIT campus.

Cost of Study

Basic Figures (Thai Baht)
Professional Master’s Degree Program

- Tuition and Registration Fees (30 credits)


- Estimated Living Expenses (12 months)180,000
Master’s Degree Program
- Tuition and Registration Fees (48 credits)848,000
- Estimated Living Expenses (22 months)330,000
Post-Graduate Certificate Program
- Tuition and Registration Fees (12 credits)212,000
- Estimated Living Expenses (4 months)60,000
Doctoral Degree Program
- Estimated Living Expenses540,000
- Tuition and Registration Fees (36 months / 6 semesters)1,484,000

Note: Additional costs will be involved for meeting internship requirements. The cost will vary depending on the place and nature of the institution. Costs may vary in case of Doctoral Degree Program as it depends on how long the student takes to finish the course.

Scholarships & Assistantships

A number of scholarships and fellowships are available for this program. The Korean Endowment Fund Scholarships, STARR Foundation Scholarships , Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarships, and the Netherlands Ministry for Development Cooperation Scholarships are available to qualified applicants. Those who wish to apply for these scholarships must comply with, and complete the requirements as well as submit their applications before October 15 for the January semester and March 15 for the August semester for maximum consideration of credentials.

Scholarships from the Royal Thai Government (RTG) are also available for Thai applicants to the program. Click here for more information on available scholarships and assistantships in AIT.

Please note that admission to AIT requires proof of English language proficiency such as certificate of English as medium of instruction or test scores of TOEFL, TOEIC, CU-TEP, etc. (Please view Admission requirements and procedures for more information). Proof of English may be submitted within a month after the application deadline.

Course Highlight

  • Floods and Droughts

  • Mitigation of Earthquake Disasters

  • Tsunami Science and Preparedness

  • Energy Technologies for Disaster Warning and Management

  • Climate Prediction and Early Warning Systems

  • Remote Sensing and GIS for Disaster Risk Management

  • Geospatial Technology for Disaster Risk Mapping

  • Human Conflicts and Humanitarian Emergency Management

  • Health and Ecological Risk Management

  • Coastal Resiliency and Natural Disaster Preparedness

  • EIA Framework for Disaster Management

  • Planning and Implementation of Disaster Emergency Management

  • Community Based Disaster Risk Management

  • Disaster Management in Urban Environmental Planning

  • Managing Disasters

  • Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance