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Emergency Management Certificate

(Available via Distance Education or On Campus)

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 5-7 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].

Required Courses
Course Number Course Name Credits
EHS 634 Disaster Mitigation 3
EHS 636 Disaster Response 3
EHS 637 Disaster Recovery 3
EHS 638 Disaster Preparedness 3
EHS 639 Catastrophic Disaster Prep. and Response 3

Total Graduate Certificate Credits Required: [15]

Recommended Electives
Course Number
Course Name
EHS 632 Disaster Health Services 3
EHS 633 Refugee Health Services 2

For more information on the graduate certificate contact the Graduate Program Coordinator, Renee Decker, or the Program Director, Richard Bissell

Downloadable PDF: Certificate – Emergency Management

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