Emergency And Disaster Management Certification

Degree: Certificate

Gain the skills to become a leader in preparedness and disaster management through the graduate-level Emergency and Disaster Management certificate program at Millersville University.

Why Study This Program?

Millersville University is building a workforce of leaders in preparedness and disaster management through the Emergency and Disaster Management program. With coursework offered completely online, this graduate certificate program is designed to educate individuals to plan and coordinate emergency management efforts. Graduates are prepared to serve in a variety of positions in the emergency management field, both in public and private sector roles.

The Emergency and Disaster Management program is unique as MU instructors offer real world experience from their respective fields of study. Emergency management experts and disaster studies researchers come together to provide a comprehensive program through the interdisciplinary Center for Disaster Research and Education. This graduate program is dynamic, and the courses are continually redeveloped and new courses are added to meet the growing needs of the field.

This flexible program allows students to pursue a graduate certificate and further their knowledge of emergency management. After completing this graduate certificate program, you will have completed half of the required courses for a Master of Science in Emergency Management (MSEM), which is also offered at MU. Students may chose to continue on in the program and obtain the MSEM degree without reapplying for admission.

What Will You Learn?

The Emergency and Disaster Management curriculum features courses and electives that are designed to enhance student skills in leading efforts in planning, mitigation and response to disastrous events. The five-course certification program allows for flexibility with online courses offered year round. These courses include faculty and student interaction, discussions, group work and individual projects. 

Required coursework explores the principles and practices of emergency management, and further electives consider professional writing, social dimensions of disaster, natural hazards, terrorism and homeland security, communication, humanitarian response and emergency management planning.