Emergency Management and Homeland Security Graduate Certificate

College : Health and Public Affairs Degree :CRT
Department : School of Public Administration Option : N/A
Program Websites : https://www.cohpa.ucf.edu/publicadmin/emergency-management/

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This graduate certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security provides intensive interdisciplinary graduate education for working professionals engaged in or seeking professional careers in emergency management and homeland security.

CURRICULUM

The certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security consists of 18 credit hours at the graduate level, including four required core courses and two electives (one from a planning emphasis and one from management/policy).  The EMHS graduate certificate program is a face-to-face program; some courses are offered on-line, however, students admitted to the EMHS program are expected to attend each course in person face-to-face.  Each face-to-face course is offered one night a week for three hours, on the main campus. 
Total Credit Hours Required:
18 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Required Courses—12 Credit Hours

All students must take the following courses.

  • PAD 6399 Foundations of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6397 Managing Emergencies and Crises (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6716 Information Systems for Public Managers and Planners (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6825 Cross-Sectoral Governance (3 credit hours)

Elective Courses—6 Credit Hours

Restricted—6 Credit Hours

  • Select one course from Group 1
  • Select one course from Group 2
Group 1—Planning Emphasis
  • PAD 5336 Introduction to Urban Planning (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 5338 Land Use and Planning Law (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 5356 Managing Community and Economic Development (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6353 Environmental Planning and Policy (3 credit hours)
  • CGN 6655 Regional Planning, Design, and Development (3 credit hours)
  • PUR 6403 Crisis Public Relations (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6946 Internship (Internship must show a planning emphasis. If an internship is completed as a group 1 elective, a second internship cannot be completed as a group 2 elective. Current or previous employment cannot be applied toward the internship.)
Group 2—Management and Policy Emphasis
  • PAD 5850 Grant and Contract Management
  • PAD 6142 Nonprofit Organizations (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6037 Public Organizations Management (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6387 Transportation Policy (3 credit hours)
  • CCJ 6027 Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism (3 credit hours)
  • HSA 5198 Health Care Decision Sciences and Knowledge Management (3 credit hours)
  • INR 6136 Seminar in American Security Policy (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6946 Internship (Internship must show a management and policy emphasis. If an internship is completed as a group 2 elective, a second internship cannot be completed as a group 1 elective. Current or previous employment cannot be applied toward the internship.)

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

All applicants to this certificate program will be required to submit:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Current professional résumé including experience in the field (paid or voluntary).
  • Goal Statement: The goal statement is a key component of the admission review process and serves as an example of the applicant's ability to express himself or herself in writing.  The goal statement must be no longer than two pages double spaced (500-800 words) and should address the following:
    • Personal background and career aspirations in emergency management.
    • Reason for pursuing graduate study in emergency management, including your future career goals and plans.
    • Specific areas of emergency management that interests you.

These documents must be attached to the application. All applications must be submitted by the established deadline date. Applications received after the established deadline may not be considered. Students are expected to be computer literate and have computer internet access upon entry to the program. Admission to this program is competitive; applicants meeting the minimum admission requirements are not guaranteed admission to this program.

Application Deadlines

Emergency Management and Homeland Security Graduate Certificate *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
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*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

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