The EMHS program can be taken as either a stand-alone graduate certification program or as a concentration within the school’s Master of Public Administration curriculum.
Non-degree students can earn the Certificate in EMHS by successfully completing 15 credit hours from courses offered and approved by the faculty of the Program Concentration.
For more information, contact Dr. Brian Gerber, concentration director.
(MPA students with an EMHS concentration will also earn the EMHS certificate.)
The graduate concentration in Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) provides advanced education in the management of emergencies, hazards, disasters, and homeland security. The EMHS program is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to work, or are currently working, in the field of emergency management and homeland security.
The EMHS program applies an interdisciplinary approach to education that
- emphasizes high-level skills of critical thinking, learning, adaptation, and policy analysis, and
- focuses on the all-hazards emergency management model (encompassing natural hazards, technological hazards, and terrorism).
Students completing the EMHS concentration program will have the knowledge and skills necessary to assess and manage a broad range of hazards and disasters, and to understand the policy environment in which emergency management occurs.
Students interested in obtaining a concentration in EMHS within a Master of Public Administration (MPA) or Master of Criminal Justice program must apply and enroll in the MPA or MCJ program within the School of Public Affairs (SPA) and must adhere to all master degree program requirements.
MCJ EMHS Degree Plan
MPA EMHS Degree Plan