Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    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

    School Overview

    The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, UMBC was founded in 1966 as a division of The University of Maryland. It is a public research institution situated on a 500 acre campus three miles from the city limits of Baltimore. Through combining research opportunities and a liberal arts education, UMBC strives to become a superior research institution. Through efforts including workforce training, community partnerships and entrepreneurial actions, UMBC also contributes to local and state economic development.

    UMBC offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, as well as graduate-level certificates from the following colleges and schools:

    • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    • College of Engineering and Information Technology
    • College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
    • The Erickson School
    • Graduate School
    • School of Public Policy
    • School of Social Work

    The department of Online Learning offers several graduate level degree and certificate programs which can be completed fully online.


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