Disaster and Emergency Management Graduate Certificate

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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 one of our Kansas City area campuses or online.

Campus Centers & Online

Graduate Certificate – 12 hours

Kirby Brown

Kirby R. Brown

Dean, College of Management

Dr. Greg Moore

Associate Dean Graduate Programs
Associate Professor of Finance

Dr. James Vanderleeuw

Professor of Public Administration

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.

Disasters and emergency management Careers

  • Business Continuity Planner
  • Emergency Management Director
  • Public Information Officer
  • Homeland Security Officer
  • Hazardous Material Manager
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Disasters and emergency management 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.

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Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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