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.

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.

NextGen Guardians of the Gulf Coast

The Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center is proud to partner with Charity Productions on educating the next generation (NextGen) Guardians of the Gulf Coast who will protect our coast and advocate for climate resilience. High School students will receive college credit while learning about emergency management, climate literacy, urban planning, and public health as part of the Climate Leadership Academy in partnership with schools on the Gulf Coast. 
In addition to the academy, the HRRC is hosting Camp DASH (Disaster, Advocacy, Sustainability, and Health) for high school students to explore different hazards and collect real data for climate solutions at the Texas A&M University campus. These efforts would not be possible without the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Gulf Research Program, the program sponsor.