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.