Students can earn a graduate certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) by successfully completing 12 credit hours of approved coursework.
The certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) provides advanced education in the management of emergencies, hazards, disasters, and homeland security. The EMHS program is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to work, or are currently working, in the field of emergency management and homeland security.
The EMHS program applies an interdisciplinary approach to education that:
- Emphasizes high-level skills of critical thinking, learning, adaptation and policy analysis
- Focuses on the all-hazards emergency management model (encompassing natural hazards, technological hazards, and terrorism).
Students completing the EMHS certificate program will have the knowledge and skills necessary to assess and manage a broad range of hazards and disasters, and to understand the policy environment in which emergency management occurs.
In addition to the stand-alone graduate certificate, students may also choose to complete a concentration in EMHS as part of the Criminal Justice, MCJ or the Public Administration, MPA . Students interested in the EMHS concentration must apply and enroll in the MCJ or MPA program within the School of Public Affairs (SPA) and must adhere to all master degree program requirements.
For more information, please the School of Public Affairs website.
- Courses are offered on campus, online and in hybrid formats.