UWDMC is no longer accepting new candidates in the Diploma program.  Those already registered and active will be able to complete their studies.

For admission into the Diploma Program, the minimum academic requirement is completion of secondary education. Anyone with interest or experience in disaster/emergency management can take the self-study courses offered by the UWDMC. You do not need an engineering background to register.

Applying for the UWDMC Diploma Program requires providing additional information about your professional development objectives and paying a registration fee. For all coursework, you will need competence in the language of instruction.

Download application materials

You can download the necessary application materials. The forms are pdf files, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to review and print them. Please note that the forms are not interactive forms that can be completed online. You will need to print them and return them to us via postal service or email.

Return completed forms to:

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Disaster Management Center
432 N. Lake Street
Madison, Wi 53705

Or send forms as email attachments to


See our Frequently Asked Questions page or email UWDMC for additional information.