Emergency Management (Graduate Certificate)

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Graduate Certificate - Emergency Management

The graduate certificate program in emergency management provides motivated students with the skills and knowledge to manage and assume positions of leadership within the field of emergency management. More specifically, an orientation on all-hazards and all-threats provides students with a generalist perspective, which is critically important for today and tomorrow's disaster managers.

The certificate program may be of interest to students in disciplines such as public policy, planning, political science, nonprofit management, social work, criminology and other related fields.

Please be advised:  If you plan to transition from the certificate program to the degree program, Graduate College policy states that only 12 credits can be applied to a degree program, which means you will want to get admitted to the degree program after taking 12 credits. After being admitted to the degree program, you will then complete the certificate.

 Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. a statement of career and educational goals
  4. proof of English proficiency


Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.

All materials are submitted online through the graduate admission application.

 

The graduate certificate program in emergency management provides motivated students with the skills and knowledge to manage and assume positions of leadership within the field of emergency management. More specifically, an orientation on all-hazards and all-threats provides students with a generalist perspective, which is critically important for today and tomorrow's disaster managers.

The certificate program may be of interest to students in disciplines such as public policy, planning, political science, nonprofit management, social work, criminology and other related fields.

Program offered

Emergency Management (Graduate Certificate)

Offered by
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Location
Downtown

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

View Plan of Study

Program requirements

Required Core (9 credit hours)
PAF 520 Public Management (3)
PAF 552 Integrated Emergency Management (3)
PAF 555 Information Technology in Emergency Management (3)

Electives (6 credit hours)

Additional Curriculum Information
For electives, students should see the academic unit for an approved course list. Other coursework may be used with the approval of the academic unit.