Certificate in Disaster and Emergency Management

About the Certificate Program

The Graduate Certificate in Disaster and Emergency Management complements the existing graduate programs offered by the University’s Hauptmann School for Public Affairs. The public’s continued concern for efficient governmental response to natural and man-made disasters, along with the recent significant investment in emergency management activities, requires knowledgeable public managers, including managers transitioning from other areas of expertise. The array of potential hazardous events that now confront public managers includes Homeland Security issues, failures of complex technology and a wide range of natural hazards. Students possessing a Graduate Certificate in Disaster and Emergency Management will be well-prepared to engage the public policy issues surrounding these community hazards.

 

Curriculum

Foundation courses 6 cr.
  • PA 552 Public Policy and Disaster 3 cr.
And select one:
  • PA 551 Principles of Disaster and Emergency Management 3 cr.
  • PA 553 Disaster and Society 3 cr.
Theory integration courses (select 2 for 3 cr.): 6 cr.
  • PA 557 Continuity of Operations in Public and Private Sectors 3 cr.
  • PA 558 Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources in Disaster and Emergency Management 3 cr.
  • PA 559 Global Comparative Emergency Management 3 cr.
  • PA 582 Disaster, Disease and Public Health 3 cr.
  • PA 585 Natural Hazards and the Urban Environment 3 cr.
  • PA 588 Current Issues in Homeland Security 3 cr.
  • PA 589 Theoretical Principles of Terrorism 3 cr.
Total: 12 credits