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An Online Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management That Can Jump-Start or Enhance Your Education

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Earn Your Online Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management

American Public University is committed to providing relevant emergency and disaster management education for industry professionals seeking the latest skills and knowledge to help lead the response. American Public University offers its popular Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management entirely online. This flexibility gives working professionals the opportunity to pursue an advanced certificate without sacrificing their existing duties. Through this exciting graduate certificate program, students gain a strong foundation in consequence and crisis management.

The program exposes students to advanced operating characteristics, response and recovery functions, and resource management of an integrated emergency management system. American Public University also works closely with industry advisory councils and leaders to ensure that students are exposed to techniques and strategies based on information reported back from actual missions.

In addition, students are taught by practicing experts. Many instructors are leaders with mission experience and they have supported some of the largest and complex emergency and disaster responses in the United States and abroad. Our emergency and disaster management students and instructors comprise a close and supportive community of learners. Many students are actively involved with industry associations including the International Association of Emergency Managers, Masters of Disaster, Golden Key International Honour Society, and more. Students tend to stay connected and they continually hone their knowledge through education as they prepare to mitigate future disasters.

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A University Built For You

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

Save Time

Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Master’s degree and graduate certificate classes average 10 students.

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Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Affordable
Textbooks & Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost textbooks to minimize your expenses.

$370
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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