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Graduate Certificate in Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security

Graduate Certificate in Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security (20 hours)

The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security (EPHS Certificate) is a 20-hour interdisciplinary certificate program administered by the Department of Public Health. Courses for the certificate are offered by all College of Public Affairs and Administration programs: Criminal Justice, Environmental Studies, Legal Studies, Political Studies, Public Administration, and Public Health.

The EPHS certificate provides interdisciplinary professional education to the administrators of governmental agencies and others who need to enhance their skills and abilities in the area. Among this audience will be individuals in law enforcement administration, fire departments, public health agencies, and health care providers as well as people in private industry. This unique program provides post-bachelors education for administrators rather than training for first responders or professional education for individuals just entering the workforce.

Students take three core courses in environmental risk assessment, risk communication and management, and program evaluation. Two elective courses will allow students to extend these skills to one or two disciplinary areas. The electives have been chosen to include courses on salient issues of public policy influenced by recent challenges in emergency preparedness and homeland security.

For specific information regarding this certificate please see the MPH website.

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