The Graduate 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. Professionals who would like to supplement their work experience with classes in this area may also find the certificate helpful for their professional goals. Students in the EMHS certificate are often more interested in security risks than students in the DHEM certificate program and coursework supports that focus.
Prospective students who wish to pursue this certificate must apply as non-degree applicants. Learn more on the School of Public Affairs admission web page.
- Courses are offered on campus, online, and in remote and hybrid formats.
- Students must successfully complete 12 credit hours of approved coursework.
- Students must maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA in this program.
- This program must be completed within 7 years.
|Required Core Courses
|Public Service in Emergency Management and Homeland Security
|Select at least one of the following:
|Principles of Emergency Management
|Public Policies for Hazards and Disasters
|Required Elective Courses
|Select two of the following or select unlisted courses that have been approved in advance by the concentration director:
|Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement
|Environmental and Hazards Law
|Collaboration Across Sectors
|Managing Conflict and Change
|Public Policy Analysis
|Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
|Seminar in Environmental Politics and Policy
|Seminar in Environmental Management