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University of Colorado Denver

School of Public Affairs

Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) Program

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Applicants to EMHS Graduate Certificate

Applicants to the EMHS graduate certificate must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, and must have graduated with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. Applicants who are earning the graduate certificate as an element of an existing graduate degree program in the University of Colorado system (or other institutions with which CU has a cooperative degree-sharing agreement) must be enrolled students in good standing in that degree program.  To apply for the 15 credit certificate, please fill out the EMHS application linked below.

All applicanats who are not current University of Colorado students in a degree-seeking program will also need to fill out the non-degree application and submit a $25 application fee. 

Applicants to EMHS Concentration within the MPA or MCJ Program

Students wishing to pursue the EMHS concentration within the MPA program should submit the EMHS application linked below as well as following the complete application process for acceptance into the School of Public Affairs.



The EMHS application contains instructions for both degree-seeking and non-degree students.



Advisors will be assigned to those admitted to the program during their first semester of matriculation in the program, dependent on which elective track the student chooses.  All advisors in the EMHS program will be full-time faculty members at UC Denver and will be among the faculty who offer approved coursework in the program.


Once admitted to the EMHS Program and assigned an advisor, students are requested to fill out a Plan of Study form in consultation with their advisor.


Complete description of the EMHS Program and its mode of administration. | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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