Master of Arts (MA) in Crisis Management Studies - Tribhuvan University

Tribhuvan University

Humanities and Social Sciences

2 year(s)

Institute of Crisis Management Studies offers a unique, multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Crisis Management, providing the very best national and international scholars, practitioners and experts currently engaged in the diverse areas pertaining to crisis. 

Admission criteria

Along with the completed application form, students must submit the following documents:

  1. Attested copies of mark sheets/grades sheets/ transcripts, transfer and character certificates of each level of examination passed.
  2. The original copy of the Migration Certificate
  3. Attested copies of the Citizenship Certificate or Passport (For foreign students)
  4. Six copies of a recent photograph; four passport size copies and two auto size copies

Salient features

The fee of this course is currently NRS. 5,15,000 for Nepalese students, NRS 8,24,000 for SAARC students and USD 10,000 for other international students. This total cost incurs no hidden costs.


Applicants should have successfully completed a Bachelor's or an equivalent level programme of study of at least three-year duration in any discipline. They should have acheived a minimum class of second division in aggregate or CGPA of 2.0 on a scale of 4.0 from universities/boards recognized by Tribhuvan University.

Note: Applicants who have completed the qualifying educational level but are awaiting final results may apply on a provisional basis, provided he/she has already taken the last semester of final annual examinations of the programme and passed all previous year/semester papers.

Curricular structure


First Semester

Course Code Course title Credit hours
CMS - 501 Introduction to Crisis Management Study 4 CH-T (64)
CMS - 502 Geological Processes and Natural Hazards 3 CH-T (48)
CMS - 503 Changing Dimensions of Security 3 CH- T (48)
CMS - 504 Disaster Management Theory and Practice 3 CH-T (48)
CMS - 505 Multidisciplinary Research Methods and Design 2 CH-T(32)
CMS- 506 Leadership Development 3 CH-T (48)
CMS -507 Academic Seminar & Term Paper "Intensive Learning Experience" 2 CH-T&P&W (32)

Total Credit Hour: 20. Teaching Hours: 320

Second Semester

Course Code Course title Credit hours
CMS - 511 Critical Thinking, "Intellectually disciplined process" 2 CH-T (32)
CMS - 512 Geo-Politics," A Forecast For The 21st Century" 3 CH-T (48)
CMS - 513 International Law 2 CH-T (32)
CMS - 514 Study of Sociological Hazards, "An Interdisciplinary Approach" 3 CH-T (48)
CMS -515 Qualitative & Quantitative Approaches 2 CH-T (32)
CMS - 516 Stress Management Seminar & Report Writing 1 CH-T-P&W (16)
CMS - 517 Fieldwork & Term Paper 3 CH-T&P-R&W (48)

Total Credit Hour: 16. Teaching Hours: 256

Third Semester

Course Code Course title Credit hours
CMS - 521 Biological and Ecological Disaster 3 CH-T (48)
CMS - 522 Public Health and Emergency Response 3 CH-T (48)
CMS - 523 Trans-national Social Issues 3 CH-T (48)
CMS - 524 Humanitarian Assistant 3 CH-T (48)
CMS - 525 Social Statistics for a Diverse Society 2 CH-T (32)
CMS - 526 Academic Writing 1 CH-T&P (16)
CMS - 527 Seminar and Report Writing (Seminar topics are subject to change based on emerging current issues of crisis studies) 1 CH-T-P&W (16)

Total Credit Hour: 16. Teaching Hours: 256

Fourth Semester

Course Code Course title Credit Hours
CMS - 531 A Successful Dissertation and Thesis "Graduate Research from Proposal to Completion" 2 CH- T (32)
CMS - 532 *Understanding Terrorism & Managing Consequences(Optional-Elective Subjects)  
CMS - 533 *Organizational Crisis Management Study (Optional-Elective Subjects) 3 CH-T (48)
CMS - 534 *Global Change and Sustainability (Optional Elective Subjects)  
CMS - 535 Thesis Writing 6 CH-R & W (96)

Total Credit Hour: 11. Teaching Hours: 176

Grand Total Credit Hours63 (Teaching Hours 1008), Total Subjects: 18, Total Seminars: 4, Total Fieldwork: 1 and Thesis:1

CH: Credit Hours, T: Teaching Hours, P: Practical, R: Report, W: Writing