The Advanced Certificate in Emergency Management Studies program offers advanced instruction related to theory, legal structure, federal doctrine, and practice of emergency management. The advanced certificate addresses the five phases of emergency management: prepare, respond, recover, mitigate, and prevent. It includes courses that deal with the history of emergency management and disaster, legal frameworks and intergovernmental aspects of emergency management, and the role of private and non-profit organizations in disaster response. The program incorporates preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural, as well as man-made disasters. Both public and private perspectives are recognized. Students must complete the introductory course, three courses in advanced emergency management topics and the 1-credit seminar course.
The Advanced Certificate in Emergency Management Studies is a 13 credit program consisting of four required courses. Students may select one of two elective courses to complete the program.