Emergency Management Certificate

(Available via Distance Education or On-Campus)


Graduate Program Director: Dr. Lucy Wilson
Graduate Program Coordinator: Renee Decker

Downloadable PDF Course Plan: Certificate – Emergency Management.2023

UMBC offers the option for baccalaureate degree holders to take a limited number of graduate courses in a narrowly defined area of special interest in order to expand their educational preparation, and, in some cases, to prepare the student for professional certification examinations. The department offers a Graduate Certificate Program in the field of emergency management. It is intended to help current and aspiring emergency managers to develop graduate-level analytical, planning, and leadership skills in the increasingly important field of all-hazards emergency management, with a series of courses that are also designed to provide the educational material needed to qualify students for the certification exam of the International Association of Emergency Managers.

This certificate program can be taken as a stand-alone course program, or as part of the student’s MS degree in Emergency Health Services. Prospective students who wish to take the certificate program only should apply via online application [click here].

Core Required Courses:

  • EHS 634: Disaster Mitigation [3]
  • EHS 636: Disaster Response [3]
  • EHS 637: Disaster Recovery [3]
  • EHS 638: Disaster Preparedness [3]
  • One additional approved Elective [3]

Recommended Electives

  • EHS 623: Public Health Emergency Preparedness [3] (NEW – Pending FALL 2023)
  • EHS 632: Disaster Health Services [3]
  • EHS 633: Refugee Health Services [3]
  • EHS 639: Catastrophic Disaster Prep. and Response [3]
  • CYBR 650: Managing Cyber Operations [3]
  • CYBR 658: Risk Analysis and Compliance [3]
  • Other discipline-appropriate electives approved by EHS Department [3]

Total Graduate Certificate Credits Required: [15]

Collaboration between the Department of Emergency Health Service (EHS) and the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Cybersecurity Program (CYBR)

In addition to Emergency Health Service (EHS) elective course options, the EHS Graduate program in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Cybersecurity Program (CYBR), will allow students to use core Cybersecurity MPS courses to fulfill the additional elective course requirement for the EHS Emergency Management Post-Baccalaureate Certificate to increase flexibility to best meet our students’ needs.

CYBR Master’s degree students wishing to pursue the Emergency Management Certificate will complete the 4-core course EHS sequence (EHS 634, 636, 637, 638) and use either CYBR 650 (Managing Cyber Operations) or CYBR 658 (Risk Analysis and Compliance) as their fifth required EHS certificate course.

For EHS Master’s degree students wishing to obtain exposure to cybersecurity via a CYBR certificate, the 4 CYBR courses below will satisfy the elective requirements within their EHS Masters’ Degree and allow the students to complete a concurrent CYBR Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.

  • CYBR 620: Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • CYBR 650: Managing Cybersecurity Operations
  • CYBR 658: Risk Analysis and Compliance
  • One Additional Cybersecurity/EHS Certificate Course Elective

Office of Professional Programs Website : Cybersecurity 

Click HERE for the schedule of course offerings

For more information on the graduate certificate contact:

Graduate Program Coordinator: Renee Decker,

Graduate Program Director: Dr. Lucy Wilson

Downloadable PDF: Certificate – Emergency Management.2023

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