100% Online Graduate CertificateEmergency Management Executive Leadership

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100% Online Graduate Certificate for Emergency Management Professionals

With continual awareness on the need to assure sustainability in crisis situations, along with increasing regulatory requirements on businesses to develop emergency management programs, there is growing need to prepare professionals in all walks of industry to effectively lead and manage crisis and disaster response programs. This graduate certificate will provide the core knowledge needed to serve as an executive or leader in an emergency management program in your corporation, organization or community. Through this 6-course program, you will be exposed to these topics and more:

  • The interaction, coordination, and facilitation between federal, state, and local agencies during preparation, response, and recovery operations
  • The role of a leader to understand the laws, regulations, and policy relevant to managing an organization in crisis operations
  • Analysis of the management structure commonly found in public and private emergency management programs
  • Identification and mitigation of potential harm from threats to a community’s sustainability
  • The economics associated with international, national, state, or local level disaster including the direct and indirect economic losses associated with disaster

Emergency management is a collateral duty for public safety leaders, but knowledge gained from this certificate of study can be practically applied by leaders in almost any industry.

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Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $285 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $370 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant
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  • Serving the military. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse and dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible to receive the military tuition grant. Additionally, they’re eligible for our university book grant, which provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for undergraduate and master’s-level courses.
  • Help when you need it. Our excellent support staff can walk you through ways to fund your education, including federal student aid, military TA, veterans’ benefits, scholarships, private loans, and employer contributions.

*To minimize out-of-pocket costs, eligible active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a master's-level book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for master’s-level courses to active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists.

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