Tulane University

Graduate School of Social Work

Disaster Resilience Leadership Studies


Lindy Boggs Center Suite 500

New Orleans, LA 70118

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Disaster Resilience Leadership (MS in DRL)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

We live in an insecure world. The number of people at risk from conflict and natural disasters has resulted in escalating numbers of internally displaced persons and refugees globally. The UN reports that five times more people are now affected by disasters than a generation ago, and it is clear that our collective future depends upon the quality of leadership to save lives, alleviate suffering and increase the capacity of impacted communities to address the root causes of humanitarian crises such as chronic poverty, political marginalization, etc. Towards that end, the MS in DRL program, which is being offered through Tulane University's Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA), in the School of Social Work, will advance the field of disaster resilience leadership by training and nurturing current and future leaders as well as promoting research and stimulating global innovation in the disaster resilience and humanitarian assistance community. The DRL Masters program is a 36-credit program that can be pursued in a traditional 2-year format, or can be taken in an accelerated 3-semester (12 month) timeframe.



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 36

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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