Graduate Certificate in Disaster Emergency Management

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At Park University, our Disaster and Emergency Management Graduate Certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in fields such as government emergency management and private-sector disaster response.

You will learn to plan for and mitigate an array of hazardous events, as well as engage in public policy issues surrounding these events. The public’s continued concern for efficient governmental response to natural and man-made disasters, along with significant investment in emergency management activities, requires knowledgeable public managers, including managers transitioning from other areas of expertise.

Locations & Learning Options

As a student in our disaster and emergency management program, you’re able to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus or at one of over 40 campus centers nationwide.

 

  • Parkville, MO
  • Online

Foundation courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 cr.

PA 552 Public Policy and Disaster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

And select one:

PA 551 Principles of Disaster and Emergency Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

PA 553 Disaster and Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

Theory integration courses (select two for 3 credits) .  . . . . . . . . . 6 cr.

PA 557 Continuity of Operations in Public and Private Sectors. . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

PA 558 Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources in

Disaster and Emergency Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

PA 559 Global Comparative Emergency Management. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

PA 582 Disaster, Disease and Public Health. . . . . . . .  . . . . . . 3 cr.

PA 588 Current Issues in Homeland Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

PA 589 Theoretical Principles of Terrorism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 cr

Help businesses and communities respond to natural and man-made disasters with this graduate certificate.

At Park University, you’ll learn to design and improve emergency management capabilities, and command and control operations within firms, preparing them to handle major and catastrophic disasters that threaten to disrupt business continuity.

Careers

Our program will prepare you for a career as a:

  • Business Continuity Planner
  • Emergency Management Director
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Program Highlights

As you pursue this graduate certificate, you will learn principles of disaster and emergency management and response, continuity of operations in both public and private sectors, critical infrastructure and key resources, as well as theoretical principles of terrorism.

Faculty

At Park University, our faculty members are experts in their fields. They are here to guide you in your academic and professional development as you pursue graduate studies in disaster emergency management.


 

Dr. Melanie Smith

Assistant Professor of Public Administration
msmith@park.edu

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Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.