UM Rosenstiel School Offers New Graduate Degree Track in Natural Hazard and Catastrophe Analytics

New MPS track provides students with skills to analyze risks associated with natural hazards

MIAMI – The University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is offering a new Master of Professional Science (MPS) degree track in Natural Hazard and Catastrophe Analytics starting Fall 2015. The World Bank estimates that annual losses from natural disasters approach $200B, with these costs borne by both the private and public sectors. To meet society’s need for a skilled workforce, this track will provide graduate students with the skills and knowledge necessary to understand earth’s natural hazards, such as hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes, and the data analytics tools required to assess the associated risks. The MPS program at the UM Rosenstiel School is an accelerated graduate degree program intended for students who seek advanced training in natural science-related fields. Students in the catastrophe track come from a wide range of disciplines, including business, emergency management, engineering, public health and science. The coursework, which can be completed in one year, additionally exposes students to the legal and regulatory knowledge, communication training, and project management skills required to assess risks and exposures associated with natural hazards.

In place of a research-based thesis, MPS students complete an internship with a business or government entity, applying their skills in a hands-on setting. The unique skills developed aid graduates in stepping seamlessly into their new careers. The MPS program provides students with unparalleled learning experience to successfully enter competitive job markets where employment demands are growing. The program is accredited through the National Council of Graduate Schools - Professional Science Master’s Program.

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About the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School
The University of Miami is one of the largest private research institutions in the southeastern United States. The University’s mission is to provide quality education, attract and retain outstanding students, support the faculty and their research, and build an endowment for University initiatives. Founded in the 1940’s, the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has grown into one of the world’s premier marine and atmospheric research institutions. Offering dynamic interdisciplinary academics, the Rosenstiel School is dedicated to helping communities to better understand the planet, participating in the establishment of environmental policies, and aiding in the improvement of society and quality of life. For more information, visit:

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