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Program at a Glance

Graduate Certificate
College of Community Innovation and Education
Public Administration, Schl of
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This graduate certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security provides intensive interdisciplinary graduate education for working professionals engaged in or seeking professional careers in emergency management and homeland security.

The curriculum focuses on managing security threats and crises, natural and man-made treats, disasters, or emergencies through the coordination of public, private and nonprofit sectors. In addition to covering the National Planning Frameworks and recent trends in policy and practice in this field, the program will focus on the Florida emergency management and public safety systems. Courses are held in the evenings and taught by experienced faculty members and professional.

The certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security consists of 18 credit hours at the graduate level, including four required core courses and two electives (one from a planning emphasis and one from management/policy). The EMHS graduate certificate program is a face-to-face program; some courses are offered on-line, however, students admitted to the EMHS program are expected to attend each course in person face-to-face. Each face-to-face course is offered one night a week for three hours, on the main campus.

Total Credit Hours Required: 18 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadlines

December 1
July 1

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Commissioner of Internal Revenue
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  • Community Service Organization Director
  • Environmental Control Administrator
  • Government Service Executive
  • Manufacturing Operations Manager
  • Neighborhood Service Center Director
  • Social Services Director
  • Traffic Safety Administrator

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