Academic Programs

Master’s Degree

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 course is 48 credits which include 26 credits course work and 22 credits thesis research. It is 22 months’ academic program distributed in 4 semesters.


Professional Master’s Degree

Those who are currently working in disaster-related institutions, and would like to expand their knowledge base to meet the present and future performance challenges are the target group of this degree. Credits earned in this degree can be transferred to regular master degree program in DPMM if the requirements are met. The entry requirement is a Bachelor’s degree plus 3/4 years of work experience. Students will have to cover 33 credits including an internship. This is 12 months’ academic program distributed in 2 semesters and an internship.


Doctoral Program

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 3.5/4 CGPA for the enrollment. Total credit requirement for the doctoral program is 84.


Post-Graduate Certificate

This program is designed for those with interest in disaster related 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. It is 12 credits course (4 courses of 3 credits each) with the duration of 15 weeks (1 semester).


Certificate and Diploma Programs

This program is targeted to working professionals to enhance their knowledge in Disaster Management.




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.

Career Opportunity

The main objective of this interdisciplinary academic program is to train and create professionals for serving their respective countries, regional, national and international organizations, universities and research institutions particularly in disaster management or related organizations engaged in disaster risk reduction. DPMM graduates of AIT will find a career path/growth in disaster and development areas.