About the Program

The advanced certificate in disaster and emergency management covers theory, legal structure, federal doctrine, planning, and practice of disaster and emergency management. The program includes courses related to the history of disaster and emergency management, intergovernmental relations associated with disaster and emergency management, the role of private and non-profit organizations, in addition to the politics and public administration of disaster and emergency management practices.

About the Political Science and Public Admin Department

202 Cassety Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6116
Fax: (716) 878-3369

Admission Requirements

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) on all completed graduate level course credits.

Exceptions to these requirements are made by the admission committee and program faculty on a case-by-case basis, which may include an interview

Program Requirements

Required Courses (12 credits)
PAD 505 Introduction to Disaster & Emergency
PAD 606 Disaster Response & Recovery Management
PAD 608 Intergovernmental Relations
PAD 609 Disaster & Emergency Management Planning

Elective Courses (3 credits)
Select 3 credit hours from the following:
PAD 500 Introduction to Public Administration & Policy
PAD 502 Administrative Law
ECO 524 Applied Econometrics
GEG 525 Fundamentals of GIS
PAD 646 Strategic Planning for Public & Nonprofit Org
PAD 647 The Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector
PAD 648 Grants
PAD 688 Leadership in Public & Nonprofit Organizations
PAD 701 Administrative Ethics
PAD 712 Program Evaluation

Total Credit Hours 15