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Emergency Management Certificate Programs

Emergency management certificate programs are becoming more available in univerisities and schools across the United States. You can now find accredited programs for emergency management degrees and homeland security degree programs as well, including undergraduate and graduate degree options.

Certificate programs are available to students who seek a shorter program focused on career development or knowledge of a specific discipline. Many certificate programs are available online, and allow you to focus on specific areas of emergency management, such as bioterrorism preparedness, disaster preparedness, or homeland security.

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Chicago

The Emergency Management and Continuity Planning (EMCP) certificate program is directed toward the needs of both public and corporate personnel working in the area of disaster management and recovery. The EMCP online certificate program consists of five graduate level courses and is presented as a cooperative effort of the UIC School of Public Health and the UIC College of Business Administration. All courses are eligible to be applied toward a masters degree in public health. EMCP at UIC is offered through an accredited university, ensuring high educational standards. Courses are interrelated and encourage students to apply multidisciplinary principles to real world issues. Courses are a full semester-long, as opposed to shorter seminars, allowing students the opportunity to gain expertise in both emergency management and continuity planning best practices. Online students receive the same quality education as students in the traditional classroom setting, including: information-rich course content, personalized attention, access to educational resources and a network of faculty, staff and other students who take pride in education. EMCP at UIC provides the ideal combination of flexibility and real-world application that today's professionals demand.


The Emergency Management and Continuity Planning (EMCP) certificate emphasizes training in the following areas:

  • Communications Management
  • Continuity Planning
  • Crisis Management
  • Emergency Operations Management
  • Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
  • Information Systems
  • Organizational Crisis Response
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Planning
Grand Canyon University
Phoenix, AZ

Grand Canyon University has partnered with The Ken Blanchard Companies to create a unique Business College. Through GCU's Business College, you'll have the opportunity to earn a bachelor's or master's degree in business that integrates Ken Blanchard's proven leadership and values-based management concepts both on campus and online. Grand Canyon University is the only educational provider to offer this revolutionary educational model.


Undergraduate Degrees Location
Bachelor of Science in Accounting Both
Bachelor of Science in Applied Management Both
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Both
Bachelor of Science in Business Management Both
Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Studies Both
Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics Both
Bachelor of Science in Marketing Both
Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Emergency Management Both
Bachelor of Science in Sports Management
Angelo State University
San Angelo, Texas

The Border Security degree is meant to increase students' awareness and understanding of current issues in border security within the wider realm of Homeland Security. The courses will increase the students' critical thinking and analytic skills across the diverse fields of homeland security, criminal justice, emergency management and associated legal issues.


* Bachelor of Border Security

* Master of Science in Border Security

* Graduate Certificate in Border Security

* Graduate Certificate in Transnational Crime

* Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management

Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY

Eastern Kentucky University's College of Justice and Safety has been dedicated to preparing leaders in the fields of justice and safety for more than 35 years. EKU's College of Justice and Safety provides instruction in the areas of homeland security, criminal justice, police studies, corrections, fire and safety, and emergency medical care. Many of these programs are now available online.

  • B.S. Homeland Security
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Homeland Security
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Emergency Management
  • M.S. Safety, Security and Emergency Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security
  • Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management
Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (YNH-CEPDR)
New Haven, CT

For nearly a decade, YNH-CEPDR develops and disseminates programs and services in the areas of public health preparedness, emergency preparedness, emergency management and business continuity planning. YNH-CEPDR provides functional support through assessments, planning, education and training, drills and exercises and program implementation and evaluation.


YNH-CEPDR assists organizations through:

·         Assessments

·         Planning

·         Drills and Exercises

·         Education and Training

Upper Iowa University
Center for Distance Education

Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing degree programs and leadership development opportunities to nearly 7,000 students—nationally and internationally. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including onsite, online and independent study.


  • Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management (undergraduate level)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Master of Public Administration with emphasis in Justice and Homeland Security
Hudson County Community College
Jersey City, N.J.

The Homeland Security Gateway Certificate program includes five courses taught by practicing professionals and involving local agencies in the metro New York area. Geospatial Technology is a unique capstone course using satellite imagery and databases to create multilayered maps. Certificate courses are transferable to select colleges for bachelor and master's programs.


·         Criminal Justice and the Law ·         Sociology of Disasters ·         Ethics and Values ·         Terrorism ·         GIS (Geographic Information Systems/Geospatial Technology) for Homeland Security

Thomas Edison State College
Online

The Heavin School of Arts and Sciences provides an interdisciplinary approach to lifelong learning for adult learners interested in exploring values inherent in liberal arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, as well as rigorous degree programs in the human services. Earn credit for college-level knowledge gained through on-the-job training.

  • Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies - Homeland Security
Philadelphia University
Philadelphia

The Master of Science in Disaster Medicine and Management is a comprehensive graduate program preparing you in all facets of disaster management. Elective courses can focus on homeland security issues, clinical disaster medicine and management issues or a general track.


M.S. in Disaster Medicine and Management (36 credits)

Certificate in Disaster Medicine and Management (9 credits)

Certificate in Business Continuity (9 credits)

University College
Denver

DU’s college of professional and continuing studies, University College, offers graduate programs designed for working adults, online and evenings, in some of the most important fields of today and tomorrow. Our 10 graduate programs offer 39 different areas of study for you to choose from and specialize in.


A Master of Applied Science in Security Management can be earned in less than two years by completing 48 credit hours. Graduate certificates allow professionals to add a powerful skill set to their capabilities in one year by completing 24 credit hours. Credits earned as part of a graduate certificate can be applied toward the completion of a University College master’s degree.

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California University of Pennsylvania
Canonsburg, Pa.

Offering online undergraduate and graduate degrees in Legal Studies.


BS in Legal Studies

MS in Legal Studies:  Homeland Security

MS in Legal Studies:  Criminal Justice

MS in Legal Studies:  Law and Public Policy

Homeland Security Certificate

Harvard School of Public Health Center for Continuing Professional Education
Boston

Harvard School of Public Health Center for Continuing Professional Education offers short programs on environmental and occupational health and safety. These programs are perfect for all EHS professionals looking to gain additional training in niche fields. Health and safety considerations of emergency planning, radiation, construction and industrial hygiene are explored.


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The Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Earn your online Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security from The Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University. With the mission of educating principled leaders for public service, the Bush School offers you the next step in homeland security expertise.


Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security with Optional Emphasis Areas in:

  • Homeland Security Policy and Management
  • National Security Policy
  • Emergency and Crisis Preparedness and Management
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
John Hopkins University
Baltimore, Md.

The Certificate in National Security Studies is the perfect vehicle for students looking to expand their expertise and understanding of the broad range of threats to United States security in our new century.The Certificate in National Security Studies draws on experts in government, international relations, bioscience and military affairs in order to provide students with the tools to analyze threats that challenge US security, both in the realm of Homeland Security, and to American interests worldwide.


  • Certificate in National Security Studies
North Dakota State University
Fargo, N.D.

The emergency management major provides a diversity of courses designed to give students the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to help save lives and property from the potentially devastating impact of large-scale disasters. Emergency management is both a profession and a field of study addressing the four stages of disaster management: preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. The field covers natural and technological disasters, as well as issues of homeland security. The mission of the major is to create a cadre of graduates with extensive theoretical and applied knowledge in emergency management and disaster research.


  • B.S. Emergency Management
  • M.S. Emergency Management
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, Colo.

The mission of the Center for Homeland Security is to provide advanced education, conduct leading-edge basic and applied research, and develop process innovation environments that nourish homeland security and defense discoveries. In support of the mission, the Center aligns its activities into three principal, interdependent pillars: Education, Research, and Innovation. As public and private sector requirements at the local, state, national and international levels evolve, Center operations in each of these three broad areas of activity will adjust and transform to meet the challenge. These three elements "Education, Research and Innovation" represent the essential ingredients of successful and sustainable homeland security and defense solutions. CHS’ national reputation as a service provider in these areas accurately reflects the unique nature of UCCS and the transforming role of Colorado Springs as the nation’s Homeland Security and Defense Center of Excellence.


  • Graduate Certificate in Security Intelligence
  • Graduate Certificate in Disaster Health
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Disaster Health
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Online

Offered by the Criminal Justice Department in conjunction with Continuing Studies and Corporate Education, this part-time certificate program is designed for personnel working in the areas of public safety, security management, and law enforcement; executives in corporations responsible for overseeing in-house security programs; and information technology professionals. Criminal justice students interested in enhancing their future career prospects may also benefit from this program by broadening their studies to encompass security within private industry.


  • Security Management and Homeland Security Certificate
University of Colorado at Denver
Denver, Colo.

The graduate concentration 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 currently work in the field of emergency management and homeland security.

  • Master of Public Administration with graduate concentration in Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Emergency Management and Homeland Security Certificate
  • Homeland Defense Certificate

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Va.

The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs is quickly developing a reputation as a premier venue for the study of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (HSEP). The HSEP program is designed to give students both theoretical and practical knowledge that will prepare them for: 1) private or public sector employment in the expanding area of homeland security; 2) private or public sector employment in emergency preparedness for natural hazards and security-related incidents; and 3) graduate study in social science or professional programs.

  • B.A. in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • M.A. and Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

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