Master of public administration students can earn a graduate certificate in homeland security emergency preparedness and response in the school of engineering and applied science.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

PPPA 6000Perspectives on Public Values
PPPA 6001Introduction to Public Service and Administration
PPPA 6002Research Methods and Applied Statistics
PPPA 6003Economics for Public Decision Making
PPPA 6004Managing Public Organizations
PPPA 6005Public Budgeting, Revenue, and Expenditure Analysis
PPPA 6006Policy Analysis
PPPA 6009MPA Capstone Seminar
Policy field
Three or four courses
Policy fields include budget and public finance; federal policy, politics, and management; international development management; managing state and local governments; homeland security and emergency management; nonprofit management; policy analysis and evaluation; public–private policy and management. With approval, a special field may be constructed, tailored to the student’s academic interests and career objectives.
Requirements toward the graduate certificate fulfill the elective credits toward the Master of Public Administration degree and are as follows:
EMSE 6300Homeland Security: The National Challenge
Five additional courses from the following:
EMSE 6305Crisis and Emergency Management
EMSE 6310Information Technology in Crisis and Emergency Management
EMSE 6315Risk Management, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Decision Making
EMSE 6320International Disaster Management
EMSE 6325Medical and Public Health Emergency Management
EMSE 6330Management of Terrorism Preparedness and Response
EMSE 6992Special Topics
EMSE 6345Building the Resilient Organization: Continuity, Crisis and Disaster Recovery Management
EMSE 6350Managing Disaster Resilience Through Hazard and Threat Mitigation
EMSE 6240Environmental Hazard Management

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