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    Input needed: What to look for in a university's program

    In a perfect world, (ideal position) I'd like to work with helping catastrophic situations, i.e. hurricanes or safe drinking water. What kind of emphasis should I look for in a program? Know of a program with this emphasis?
    Cartography could also be interesting... but less so.

    Do not expect this to happen overnight. There will be at least four years of school. Not considering city planning or green issues as a profession.

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    LeeAnn - Welcome to Cyburbia. I know that you are on your school hunt, but you do not need to place the same questions in multiple threads. Really one thread in the Student forum would work.

    I am sure the mods will remove the multiples and take all the comments and merge them into one.
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    Sounds like you are describing emergency management. This can fall under a number of different types of programs, the one that comes to mind is public administration. You may want to find a program that has GIS component also. Most importantly look at a course catalog to see what types of courses are offered if you are doing the emergency management as part of a larger program. Also call to make sure those courses are still being offered regularly. Best of luck!
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    Planning programs that place an emphasis on career placement for graduates. If they can't do this, it is a waste of your time and money.
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    You might want to consider this program:

    http://www.scarp.ubc.ca/content/disa...ement-planning

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