A unique professional development experience
UWDMC is no longer accepting new candidates in the Diploma program. Those already registered and active will be able to complete their studies.
The UWDMC Disaster Management Diploma is based on a personal study program that can combine UWDMC self-study courses with educational activities from other organizations anywhere in the world. The program offers learning opportunities that can build on what you may already know, prepare you for new responsibilities, and recognize your completion of a coordinated, approved, and guided program of studies.
The Diploma is an international professional development activity and not an academic program or traditional university degree. Course materials are developed by professionals already working in the field and have a practical rather than theoretical focus. Respected worldwide for more than 20 years, the Diploma provides a useful credential for beginning and/or advancing in the field of disaster and emergency management.
Learn any time, at your pace, and from any location
Convenience and flexibility are key features of the Diploma. UWDMC courses are self-paced, fit any schedule, and require no travel. While you need an Internet connection to download the course materials, you can complete the course content offline. Participants come from all parts of the world and are able to continue their studies while working in the field if necessary.
While backgrounds and interests vary, participants see the Diploma as a cost-effective way to meet professional objectives, gain new skills, and broaden their knowledge. Their comments include:
“The DMC made a real difference in how I viewed disasters and gave me new ways to think about bad things both in and outside the United States. I count it as a formative experience in my development as an emergency manager and disaster scientist.”
“This was important to me in helping to develop my skills in the critical analysis of disaster doctrine as a very important skill set.”
“With a full professional life and significant volunteer commitments, the distance learning approach was the only practical way to study.”