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Online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Emergency Management

Program Details

The University of Maryland-Baltimore County offers a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management ideal for bachelor’s degree holders who want to take a small number of graduate courses in a narrowly defined area for the purpose of expanding their educational credentials.  This program is intended for aspiring or current emergency managers to develop analytical, planning, and leadership skills in the field of emergency management.  The course work is also designed to provide the educational material needed to qualify students for the certification exam of the International Association of Emergency Managers.

The certificate can be taken as a stand-alone four to six course program or in conjunction with the MS in Emergency Health Services degree.  Students must complete the following courses at the minimum: Disaster Mitigation, Disaster Response, Disaster Recovery, and Disaster Preparedness.  Additionally, two other courses are highly encouraged: Disaster Health Services, and Refugee Health Services.


Students must have an undergraduate grade point average of at least a 3.0. If the grade point average is under 3.2, the student will be required to take the Graduate Record Examination. Completion of another post-graduate degree with a GPA of at least 3.0

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education