Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management and Public Health

Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE), the graduate certificate in emergency management and public health program helps students define emergencies and disasters as well as develop incident management plans for responding to and managing environmental and public health emergencies. In addition to course work within the department, students take courses at GW's Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits, including 12 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses. 

Required
EMSE 6305Crisis and Emergency Management
EMSE 6325Medical and Public Health Emergency Management
PUBH 6002Biostatistical Applications for Public Health
PUBH 6003Principles and Practices of Epidemiology
Electives
Two of the following:
EMSE 6240Environmental Hazard Management
EMSE 6300Homeland Security: The National Challenge
EMSE 6310Information Technology in Crisis and Emergency Management
EMSE 6315Management of Risk and Vulnerability for Hazards and Terrorism
EMSE 6320International Disaster Management
EMSE 6330Management of Terrorism Preparedness and Response
EMSE 6335Geographic Information Systems for Emergency Management
EMSE 6345Disaster Recovery and Organizational Continuity
EMSE 6350Hazard Mitigation in Disaster Management
EMSE 6820Program and Project Management
EMSE 6992Special Topics (as approved by academic advisor)
Appropriate electives from other departments may be permitted with the advisor's approval.