Online Emergency Management Graduate Certificate

Arizona State University's graduate certificate in emergency management provides you with the skills and knowledge to manage and assume positions of leadership in government, private, nonprofit and civic roles within the field of emergency management. An all-hazards and all-threats orientation, with a focus on community resilience and communication, leaves you with a generalist perspective, which is critically important for the disaster managers of today and tomorrow.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 01/09/2023


Total classes:

Total classes: 5

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 15

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What is emergency management?

Emergency management is the management and organization of resources and responsibilities used when dealing with an emergency. The focus of emergency management is to reduce the harmful effects of all hazards, including disasters, by taking the time to anticipate what will be needed during an emergency. Emergency management specifically encompasses the preparedness for, response to, mitigation of and recovery from an emergency situation.

What can I do with an emergency management graduate certificate?

 

Emergency management is vital in all industries to plan for and mitigate the damages of potential emergency situations. For this reason, ASU Online’s emergency management graduate certificate can be used in many ways to provide professional development and advance your career. This is especially true if you're already working in areas like public policy, planning, political science, nonprofit management or social work.

With this certificate, you’ll have the knowledge and skills needed to lead your organization’s emergency response team, look over policies to see where an emergency response plan needs to be implemented and draft your organization’s emergency response plan.

Is this an emergency management certification course?

 

No. The emergency management graduate certificate is not an emergency management certification course and does not provide or lead to FEMA certification. However, completion of this graduate certificate does provide you with the skills needed to make disaster management decisions and implement emergency response policies and procedures.

Featured courses in the emergency management graduate certificate program

To graduate from the emergency management graduate certificate program, you must complete three required courses and two elective courses. Featured courses include:


Core

Information Technology in Emergency Management


Core

Integrated Emergency Management


Core

Public Management


Elective

Community Conflict Resolution


Elective

Community Resilience


Elective

Exercises for Emergency Management and Homeland Security


Elective

Hazards Governance


Elective

Politics and Governance of Pandemics


What can I do with my emergency management graduate certificate?

Emergency management is foundational for all attempts to understand potential risks and to plan for emergency situations. As such, career advancement options are available in a wide variety of areas including, but not limited to:

Emergency management responsibility

Emergency planning

Emergency preparedness specialization

Emergency response

Organizational risk management

Policy analysis

Policy research

Learn from instructors who have experience solving important social problems

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Learn from instructors who have experience solving important social problems

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Emergency management graduate certificate admission requirements

Applicants to the emergency management graduate certificate program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

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

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Nationally recognized public service programs

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a comprehensive public service college dedicated to addressing social problems through teaching, research and service. Our public service programs, from public policy, to social work, to criminal justice, to emergency management, are designed to help prepare our diverse student body to make a difference in the community.

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in the U.S. and #7 in the world for hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism, according to the Center for World University Rankings.

Top 5


Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management in the nation, according to U.S. News & Report.

Top 5


best online master's in criminal justice programs for veterans, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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