Graduate Certificate in Hospital & Health System Preparedness
Pennsylvania State University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Hospital and Health System Preparedness provides students with the knowledge and skills to protect the critical infrastructure of hospitals, medical facilities, and emergency management systems, allowing them to remain functional in the midst of natural disasters and intentional and unintentional events.  The curriculum emphasizes a systems-based and an all-hazards approach to preparedness, so graduates will be experienced in the development and revision of emergency operations plans and be proficient in exercises which test and evaluate those plans.  Graduates may find careers in facility management, health care administration, emergency management and services, health care quality and safety, and infection control and response.


  • Must hold either a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education