Disaster and Emergency Management (Graduate Certificate)

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 Course (12 credit hours)
PAD 505INTRODUCTION TO DISASTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT3
PAD 606DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY MANAGEMENT3
PAD 608INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS3
PAD 609DISASTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING3
Electives (3 credit hours)3
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
APPLIED ECONOMETRICS
FUNDAMENTALS OF GIS
STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
THE NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR
NONPROFIT GRANTS MANAGEMENT AND FUND DEVELOPMENT
LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
ADMINISTRATIVE ETHICS
MANAGING PROGRAM EVALUATION
Total Credit Hours15