The Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center is educating the next generation of hazard and disaster scholars. Through educational programs and research opportunities, we facilitate students’ professional and scholarly development.

We Are Recruiting Ph.D. Students

We are seeking two highly motivated Ph.D. students with a passion for community resilience and climate adaptation in our new Southeast Texas Urban Integrated Field Lab. Fully funded tuition and stipend available starting Fall 2023.

  • Masters degree required
  • Experience with spatial analysis, data management, statistical analysis, open source coding and/or hazard assessment preferred
  • Communication skills and community engagement experience preferred

Contact Nathanael Rosenheim for more information.

Learn More About The Graduate Assistantship

Environmental Hazard Management Certificate

The Environmental Hazard Management graduate certificate program studies natural and technological hazards. Students who enroll in this program gain access to:

  • Graduate-level training in emergency management, disaster planning, hazards planning and disaster research
  • Faculty who are top researchers in hazards and sustainability planning
  • Hands-on emergency management and hazards planning and research projects
  • Research assistantships

Graduate Program Partnerships

We provide course concentration areas for the Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science and Master of Urban Planning programs. The hazard planning and emergency management concentrations prepare students for careers in emergency management, hazard planning and disaster research. These courses include the chance to work and study with HRRC faculty and staff.

Undergraduate & Graduate Research Opportunities

We create opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain hands-on research experience. Students work closely with our core faculty on various projects. We advertise undergraduate opportunities through Jobs for Aggies, LAUNCH, and the DeBakey Institute. You can also reach out to to see if there are open opportunities.

Continuing Education Programming

We are developing online learning modules for non-degree seeking students, from high school students to working professionals, who are interested in learning more about hazard and disaster planning.