Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Emergency Public Health

12 months
24286 USD/year
24286 USD/year
14298 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Emergency Public Health Certificate Program from Wright State University will provide students with an understanding of emergency management systems and teaches critical thinking skills applicable to public health, hospital, pre-hospital and emergency management systems.


Natural and man-made disasters impose sudden and catastrophic challenges to health care delivery and public health services. Local hospitals can suddenly become inundated with casualties, emergency medical resources could become overloaded and interruption or contamination of the water supply can turn a functioning community into a public health emergency. 

This Emergency Public Health Certificate Program from Wright State University will provide education in consequence and crisis management of disaster impacts, analyses of planning and coordination that support public health emergency/medical readiness systems and examination of policies that impact emergency preparedness. People who have responsibilities in planning and health systems will benefit from case studies and examples presented in this hands-on educational experience.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify core components of an emergency management system and apply this to public health systems. Key public health values and a shared public health vision as guiding principles in crisis situations and preparing for, responding to, and recovering from acts of terrorism.
  • Students will be able to describe: components of emergency management response and apply them to public health, construction of an emergency management organization, how policy options can influence public health in crisis situations and learners will know the major legal framework for emergency and disaster response, how terrorism policy decisions can influence public health; including response to active acts of terrorism and learners will know the major response aspects regarding acts of terrorism.
  • Students will have knowledge about the aspects of emergency management systems needed to work as a public health professional.     
  • Students will demonstrate respect for all persons and all cultures.
  • Students will develop awareness for personal/family emergency preparedness plans.
  • Students will discuss how to improve public health’s organizational capacity in the event of a disaster, emergency or crisis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Emergency Management
  • Public Health Crisis and Consequence Management
  • Public Health Terrorism Preparedness

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be admitted to the program, students must first be accepted into the Wright State Graduate School. Minimum graduate school requirements include an earned bachelor’s and/or advanced graduate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • If you are not currently enrolled at Wright State, you can apply as a non-degree student online through the Wright State Graduate School. 
  • All applicants should submit the online Emergency Public Health Certificate application along with a one- to two-page personal statement describing your professional background and interest in the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12143 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    24286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12143 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14298 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7149 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Dayton

880 - 1352 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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