APPLY NOW: Ateneo de Manila Master in Disaster Risk and Resilience

The Master in Disaster Risk and Resilience (MDRR) is designed to advance interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary approaches to addressing risk and building resilience. The program integrates theory, methods, and skills in both the physical and social sciences into a problem-focused, and solutions-driven program that employs the systems-thinking lens of analysis. This program aims to produce leaders, managers and professionals, who can build capacities in disaster risk and resilience in their respective sectors, and be able to work in collaborative decision-making platforms.

The MDRR program is jointly designed and delivered by the Ateneo de Manila University’s Department of Environmental Science – School of Science & Engineering, the Department of Sociology & Anthropology – School of Social Sciences, the Manila Observatory, and the Ateneo Innovation Center.


1. Graduates of any bachelor degree are eligible for the MDRR program.
2. Applicants must pass the Ateneo Graduate School Entrance Test.
3. Applicants must submit a Statement of Purpose which a) provides a background of the applicant including his/her field of study and relevant work experiences, b) explains the applicant’s motivation for pursuing the program; and c) discusses the applicants initial research/project proposal. Applicants will be evaluated individually and may be called for an interview to assess their suitability for the program.
4. Applicants will also be required to take a diagnostic exam designed specifically for the MDRR program after passing the graduate school entrance test. The results of the diagnostic exam will be used to prescribe bridging programs as necessary. 

You may visit for the MDRR Program Curriculum. 

For inquiries, submit through


    • Good day, Sir Frank! Apologies for getting back to you late.

      For now, the MDRR Program is still finalizing the schedules for specific MDRR classes in the 1st semester (AY 2020-2021). However, according to the university calendar, 1st semester classes begins on August 27, 2020. The Academic Calendar can be accessed via

      We hope this helps.

      Maraming salamat po, Sir Frank!

      On behalf of CCAPRH Project Management Team,
      Ina Salas


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