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Emergency and Disaster Management

American Public University

Postgraduate Certificate Online
2 months
Duration
370 USD/credit
370 USD/credit
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About

The graduate certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management at American Public University System introduces you to the concepts of emergency management, including hazard analysis, mitigation, planning, communication, response, and recovery. 

Overview

It provides a theoretical foundation and understanding of what constitutes disaster, and offers you a glimpse into real-world emergency operations centers. You’ll also uncover how various emergency support functions (fire, law enforcement, public works, healthcare providers, etc.) work together in an integrated emergency management system.

The graduate certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management at American Public University System is taught by highly credentialed and experienced instructors, many who are board-certified emergency managers (CEM) or who hold key positions in government agencies or national safety and security organizations.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Assess the impact of federal Homeland Security legislation and regulation, and the placement of FEMA within the Department of Homeland Security, on FEMA’s ability to perform in its traditional emergency and disaster role.
  • Develop budgetary guidance for emergency management functions.
  • Assess the threats to the community that derive from actual and potential "mass casualty--high impact" incidents and judge the effectiveness of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) upon the results of such incidents.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Emergency Management and Public Law
  • Emergency and Disaster Theory
  • Emergency and Disaster Planning and Management
  • Interagency Disaster Management
  • Economics of Disaster
  • Case Analysis: Crisis and Disaster

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Courses Start Monthly

Language

English

Credits

18 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 370 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 370 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.

Funding

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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Updated over a year ago

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Emergency and Disaster Management
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American Public University

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