About the Program

The Advanced Certificate in Disaster and Emergency Management is a fully online program that covers theory, legal structure, local, state, and federal doctrine, planning, and practice of disaster and emergency management. The program is designed to provide individuals with the conceptual and technical knowledge needed for positions related to disaster and emergency management in public agencies, nonprofit organizations, private businesses, or international humanitarian agencies.

The program totals 15 credit hours that includes four core courses (12 credit hours) and one elective (3 credit hours). Transfer credit may be given for the one elective course.

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
https://politicalscience.buffalostate.edu/

Admission Requirements

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or graduate level course credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale). Exceptions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, which may include an interview.

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in Buffalo State's Graduate Catalog.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (12 credits)
PAD 505 INTRODUCTION TO DISASTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 3
PAD 606 DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY MANAGEMENT 3
PAD 608 INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS 3
PAD 609 DISASTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING 3

Elective Courses (3 credits)
Select 3 credit hours from the following:
PAD 500 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY
PAD 502 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
ECO 524 APPLIED ECONOMETRICS
GEG 525 FUNDAMENTALS OF GIS
PAD 646 STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
PAD 647 THE NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR
PAD 648 NONPROFIT GRANTS MANAGEMENT AND FUND DEVELOPMENT
PAD 688 LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
PAD 701 ADMINISTRATIVE ETHICS
PAD 712 MANAGING PROGRAM EVALUATION

Total Credit Hours 15