Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security, Emergency Preparedness, and Response

Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering and supported by GW's Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management (ICDRM), the graduate certificate program in homeland security, emergency preparedness, and response provides an interdisciplinary education for those engaged in or seeking careers in homeland security, and/or crisis, disaster, and emergency management in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Students pursuing the graduate certificate in homeland security, emergency preparedness, and response also may apply for the master of science degree in engineering management with a focus area in crisis, emergency, and risk management. Upon acceptance to the master's program, such students may transfer the 18 credits required for the certificate into the master of science degree program of study.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

Visit the program website for additional information.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits, including 3 credits in required courses and 15 credits in elective courses. 

Required
EMSE 6300Homeland Security: The National Challenge
Electives
Five of the following:
EMSE 6240Environmental Hazard Management
EMSE 6305Crisis and Emergency Management
EMSE 6310Information Technology in Crisis and Emergency Management
EMSE 6315Management of Risk and Vulnerability for Hazards and Terrorism
EMSE 6320International Disaster Management
EMSE 6325Medical and Public Health Emergency 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 advisor approval