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Graduate Certificate Program in Emergency Preparedness and Response

The Certificate Program in Emergency Preparedness and Response is housed within the School of Public Health, Department of Health Services. It consists of a coordinated sequence of courses that is designed to provide graduates with a solid foundation in emergency preparedness and response, and a basic understanding of the roles of public health and other agencies in mounting a multidisciplinary response to a terrorist event or other public health emergency. This pathway is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

The Certificate Program consists of 15 total credits, which includes 6 credits of required coursework and 6–7 credits of elective coursework. The Certificate Program also includes a fieldwork-based Capstone project, intended to provide students with the opportunity to apply knowledge of emergency preparedness and response in a real world setting. The Capstone Project is completed through 2–3 independent study credits.