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.
Next start date: 01/09/2023
Total classes: 5
Weeks per class: 7.5
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:
Information Technology in Emergency Management
Integrated Emergency Management
Community Conflict Resolution
Exercises for Emergency Management and Homeland Security
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 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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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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