Program Overview

The University of Florida offers a Graduate level Certificate Program in Emergency Services & Disaster Management that is delivered through an entirely online format. This program is offered through the university’s College of Design, Construction, & Planning and under the M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction. This Graduate Certificate is designed for working professionals who are seeking to expand their knowledge in emergency planning, hazard mitigation and preparedness, and disaster response and recovery, and homeland security. Through this program, participants may be able to further their education and enrich their careers without sacrificing their work and family life.

The goal of this program is to create a broad educational experience that includes study of current cases in Emergency Services and Disaster Management. The program also strives to emphasize both the critical thinking and leadership skills necessary to advance in this field of work. This program is targeting individuals who work within this field, or those who want to seek employment within this field and have already achieved a degree at the Bachelor’s level. The program’s core curriculum consists of four courses, or 12 semester hours. Once students have successfully completed all of the coursework of the Certificate Program in Emergency Services and Disaster Management, they may be competitive candidates for top-level positions in this competitive field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must have an undergraduate degree and at least 2 years meaningful supervisory and management related experience.

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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