The University of Tulane offers a Disaster Management Graduate Certificate distance learning program for professionals in the disaster preparedness or response fields. The training involved combines course work, projects and labs to prepare students with the necessary skills to prepare for, evaluate and contain possible accidents. Emphasis is also placed upon working closely within management structures so they will see the value in avoidance planning.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with over 20 semester hours devoted to math, science and engineering. Preference is shown to those applicants who achieved a 3.0 or above GPA. A resume or work history detailing three or more years experience in health and safety, occupational or environmental health and or disaster management or response must be given as well. It is also strongly recommended that you possess more than adequate computer skills.
The program is designed to produce students capable of applying their training to integrate environmental public health strategies to the core components of disaster management. Using scientific principles the student will learn to evaluate the capacity of public health systems. Ultimately, graduates will become paragons of environmental hazard prevention in their workplaces and communities.
Certificates are awarded to students who successfully complete 21 hours of academic credit. Those courses in which the student received a B or higher may be applied to the Disaster Management MPH program if admissions accepts them.
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college with 20 or more semester hours in science, math or engineering.
A preferred grade point average 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Three or more years of experience in health and safety, occupational or environmental health and or disaster management or response documented by work history, resume.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
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