Masters Programs

                 Program Objectives

The post graduate program aims to train and produce competent professionals on the area of disaster risk management who will be able to contribute in the regional and national efforts of disaster risk prevention and reduction thereby ensuring sustainable pastoral development. It aims to;  

  • Acquaint students with the knowledge of how to reduce disaster risks that hinderdevelopment by addressing the underlying causes of recurrent disasters.
  • Provide required skills and techniques in saving lives and protect livelihoods in theevent of disasters and ensure the recovery and rehabilitation of all disaster-affected
  • Enable the students undertake problem solving and policy enhancing researchesfocusing on combating the risk posed by different types of disasters to create a resilient society

                    Graduate Profiles

The curriculum of the program designed with a view that graduated and successfully completed their study shall be able to;

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the nature, type and impact of differentdisasters and ways of predicting, reducing and mitigating them
  • Identify, collect and compile information through archives, field survey; aerialphotographs and remotely sensed data to successfully manage problems associated withdisasters
  • Care for ethical values, and provide leadership role models in national, regional and localdevelopment with a clear understanding of values and needs of the country
  • Generate, organize, and analyze Geo-data for Spatial Decision Support system in disasterrisk management
  • Highly committed to self-development through the continuous acquisition of knowledgeand experience and able to survive in an environment of continuous change in a rapidlyevolving society;
  • Appreciate the natural environment, work on resources and environmental degradation,pollution and population explosion, which are global issues of today’s,
  • Have basic understanding on fundamental national issues and sustainable development.
  • Respect and protect local values, traditions and wisdom as well as involvement of localpeople in decision making
  • Save lives and protect livelihoods in the event of disasters and ensure the recoveryand rehabilitation of all disaster-affected populations
  • work with various stakeholders in mobilizing and training the society to mitigateboth manmade and natural disasters in order to ensure the resilience of the society
  • identify and make use of different models of DRM in preparing plans for disastermitigation, preparedness, response and rehabilitation activities
  • comprehend the economic and social impacts of different disasters and institutionalrequirements to be effective in DRM
  • Provide consultant services in DRM and Pastoral Development
  • Teach in higher education institutions

                  Admission Requirement

The program is interdisciplinary by its nature and therefore individuals who have BA or BSc degree in any field from an accredited university with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) equivalent to 2.00 and above can apply to it.

Selection for admission into the MA Program in Disaster Risk Management and Pastoral Development is made on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the entrance examination.

                 Graduate requirement

A candidate should be able to satisfy the criterion stated below to be grantee an MA degree in DRM and Pastoral Development:

  • Completion of 30 credit hours of course works and six (6) credit hours in MA thesis related works or 82 ECTS.
  • Scoring a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and above with only one grade “C”.
  • students are expected to produce MA thesis of accepted standard at the end of theprogram
  • successfully defend his/her thesis in public and score a minimum of ‘satisfactory’grade
  • Above all, the graduation requirements will be bound by the Samara University’s

        Degree Nomenclature

  • In English: MA degree in Disaster Risk Management and Pastoral Development
  • In Amharic: “የአርት ማስተርስ ድግሪ በአደጋ መታደግ አመራርና አርብቶ አደር ልማት”