Certificate in Emergency Preparedness
The online Emergency Preparedness Certificate equips you with the essential skills, including risk management, crisis management and disaster management, necessary to prepare for and prevent disasters, assess risk, communicate with organizations and populations, make decisions and take action according to established models and practices, and aid in the recovery process.
The certificate requires the successful completion of four courses. It can be earned as a stand-alone certificate or in conjunction with the Master of Public Health degree program.
Degree Level: Certificate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accelerated Degree: No
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
You must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis. A GRE waiver is available to students who qualify. Please contact the school for more information.
Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
Benedictine University provides a values-centered Liberal Arts education. Today, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students from all 50 states in the US and over 17 countries.
Why Benedictine University Online? Over 130 year legacy of academic excellence.
Online Learning Experience at Benedictine
- 24/7 access to courses and technical support
- Students earn the same degree certificate as on-campus peers
- Eight week online course format cover the same content as on campus
- No mandatory log-in times
Support Services for Online Students
Program Managers – help students complete their application and assist in compiling their admissions file. They also walk students through orientation after acceptance.
Student Services and Academic Advising – assist with registration, help with course selection, go over graduation requirements, and are there for any questions students have along the way.
Smarthinking Tutoring – Benedictine partners with Smarthinking, the leader in on-demand student tutoring services.
Faculty Office Hours – a number of faculty offer weekly office hours to answer any questions students may have.
IT Support – Benedictine offers 24/7 technology support.
Library – all online students have access to the library at Benedictine that offers virtual research and reference materials, interlibrary loan, live chat and more.
Professional Development – the career services team is available to help all online students with services such as resume review, mock interviews, alumni networking, career fairs, skype office hours, career assessments, career counseling and more.
Financial Aid – Financial Aid counselors can help with applying for federal aid, identifying scholarships and loan opportunities and budgeting assistance.
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