Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness and Response

George Washington University

Postgraduate Certificate
1965 USD/credit
1965 USD/credit
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Graduate certificate Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness and Response program offered by George Washington University at Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness and Responsedesigned to provide an interdisciplinary graduate education for persons engaged in or seeking professional careers in homeland security and/or crisis, disaster, and emergency management in the public.

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The certificate is offered by The George Washington University (GW) Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, supported by the GW Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management (ICDRM).

Courses are offered in the evening hours at GW’s Main Campus in Foggy Bottom, Washington, DC. Currently, all courses are offered in the traditional classroom mode, one evening per week per course, over an academic semester. Distance education courses are not available.

The graduate certificate in Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness and Response requires completion of one core course (EMSE 230 - Homeland Security: The National Challenge) and five additional Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management concentration courses as listed on the ICDRM web site.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Political Violence and Terrorism 
  • Globalization of Threats and International Security 
  • Methods of Analysis in Security
  • Intelligence and Strategic Analysis 
  • Information Systems Protection 
  • Security and Civil Liberties 
  • Strategic Planning and Budgeting 
  • Inter-Agency Cooperation 
  • PEmergency Management and Crisis Communication
  • Managing the Politics of Leadership 
  •  Strategic Change Leadership
  • Capstone Project

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Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


18 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be uploaded to your online application.
  • In an essay of 250 to 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at The George Washington University; describe your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans; and discuss your related qualifications
  • Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree in engineering, the physical sciences, or applied mathematics.

Tuition Fee

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    1965 USD/credit
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  • National

    1965 USD/credit
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