UNE Online’s Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management educates students on the most up-to-date emergency response practices, technologies, and reporting. Our Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management is designed to support the federal and state government’s development and implementation of emergency efforts and plans. Healthcare systems also rely on qualified professionals to carry out emergency management practices.
All Emergency Management certificate courses are structured to educate students on best practices for successful responses to emergency situations. This certificate prepares students to efficiently and effectively carry out each phase of the emergency management process: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
Our Emergency Management Graduate Certificate produces health professionals capable of reducing chaos with firm instruction, precise care coordination, and a focused order of procedure. Our graduates are ready to immediately utilize their skills and to decrease the adverse effects often experienced by communities and hospitals during times of emergency.
Successful applicants to UNE Online’s Master of Healthcare Administration will possess a strong understanding of the role healthcare plays in advancing community health, a demonstrated ability to succeed academically, and the capacity to master a broad range of disciplines crucial for career success.
We review applicants in a comprehensive manner, taking into consideration their previous academic coursework, professional experiences and application materials.
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The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management curriculum is 100% online and the flexible format is designed to fit into the lives of working professionals. All courses are graduate level and taught in eight-week terms (two terms per semester). The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management is two semesters in length (~ eight months). However, to accelerate earning your certificate, you may complete the program in four to six months by taking more than one course each eight-week term. There are six start times per year.
Students in the course will examine concepts, theories, and best practices for communicating in the professional workplace. The goal of this course is to refine they are written, oral and visual communication. Participants in this course will develop strategies to create meaningful communication for a vast audience. Students will enhance their skills in natural and scholarly writing, oral presentation, and visual demonstrations.
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of environmental health in a public health context. This course will emphasize the exposure risks, health effects, evaluation, and control of hazards including infectious agents, toxic chemicals, air pollutants, and ionizing radiation. Public health applications are incorporated through a comprehensive key assessment project.
This course explores the range of legal and ethical issues facing healthcare administrators and providers. Students will gain expertise analyzing legal and ethical dimensions of healthcare from administrative, clinical, and organizational perspectives. Current issues, as well as perennial conflicts in healthcare law and ethics, will provide real-world case studies for students to research and debate. Throughout the course, students will gain practice integrating core healthcare law and ethics concepts and practices into their leadership approaches to ensuring excellent patient care.
A hurricane is an amazing meteorological phenomenon… until it becomes a disaster by coming in contact with humans. From an overturned tractor-trailer full of milk to a global pandemic, the philosophy of “proper prior planning prevents pathetically poor performance” applies. And that’s what emergency management does. Emergency managers and emergency management agencies are tasked with making sure that no matter what life throws at society, society is ready to respond. This course provides an introduction to the principles and practices of emergency management based on the structure developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Using a combination of readings, didactics, discussions, and participating in an interactive scenario, emergency management principles of preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation will be explored. Students will also complete FEMA training and be certified in several FEMA competencies that prepare you for work in emergency management.
Students who successfully complete this graduate certificate can “stack” earned credits into UNE’s 100% online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree program. This can be done immediately or within several years after completion of the graduate certificate. Speak with an enrollment counselor for more information.
Transfer Credit Policy
Upon acceptance, students may apply to transfer up to one, 3-credit course into the Emergency Management program. In order to be considered for transfer, the course must be classified as graduate level, have been taken within five years of application, completed with a grade of “B” or better, and be equivalent to one of the required program courses or an elective course that meets the goals of the student’s education. Speak with an enrollment counselor for more information.
Program cost for The University of New England Online’s Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management is $800/credit,* and because all of our courses are delivered 100% online, you will not incur the cost of traveling or relocating to complete your certificate. (*Note: Tuition is subject to change. Listed tuition does not include the cost of fees, books, or additional credits that may be required, etc. Contact student Financial Services to learn more.)
# of Credits: 12
Typical Cost: $9,600
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When choosing an institution of higher education, you want to be sure your investment will hold value upon completion. We are proud to hold NECHE (New England Commission on Higher Education) accreditation at the University of New England and for our graduate programs. NECHE Accreditation ensures a high level of academic quality and public accountability for the education being provided.
The University of New England is proud to join an exclusive group of organizations authorized to offer HIMSS-approved healthcare education and training programs. In earning the designation, UNE has demonstrated educational development that meets rigorous standards of quality established by HIMSS and prepares students for advanced learning of healthcare principles.
The University of New England Online’s MHA faculty and staff are top-notch. They are a team of dedicated professionals who are active and respected in the field of Healthcare Administration. Meet the MHA Faculty
At the University of New England Online, we are committed to providing our students with the highest level of academic and personal support. We understand the unique challenge of adult students who are often juggling school, career and family, which is why we offer a robust Student Academic Success Center (SASC) and high-touch academic advising. Learn more about Student Support and Resources.
Applications are reviewed holistically as a determination of academic readiness. The admissions committee values previous academic performance as indicated on transcripts and considers it as part of the review process.
The online Healthcare Administration programs offers six terms of enrollment per year. Each term consists of two 8-week sessions. Students are eligible to take more than one course per session for accelerated learning.
Students taking one course per 8-week session are considered full time students, and eligible to receive financial aid.
No. The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management program is completed 100% online in an asynchronous format with no campus visits required. Students are welcome to visit campus and we offer all on-campus resources to online students.
Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management Program
Students must successfully complete 12 credit hours in order to earn the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management, which includes completion of the capstone project. How long does it take to complete the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management program? The flexibility of our program allows you to complete your degree in as little as 18 months. If you are interested in tailoring your academic plan, please contact an enrollment counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We design the online classroom experience to suit the demanding schedule of full-time professionals. And recommend students log in to courses 3-5 times per week. Program assignments will vary by course and be shaped for best content delivery. These assignments include discussion boards, written papers, reading, exams, and collaborative group work.
For the best outcomes, our student support specialists recommend that you reserve 15-20 hours a week for coursework and studying.
Yes. Upon acceptance, Emergency Management Graduate Certificate students may apply to transfer up to one, 3-credit course (maximum three semester credits) into the program.
Yes, students who successfully complete any of the related graduate certifications (Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics, Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Data, Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management, Graduate Certificate in Health Data Quality, Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management, and Graduate Certificate in Health, Law, and Compliance) can “stack” their 12 earned credits into UNE’s 100% online 36-credit Master of Healthcare Administration or the Master of Science in Health Informatics degree program. This can be done immediately or within several years after completion of the graduate certificate. Reach out to an enrollment counselor at email@example.com or (866) 722-5096 for more details on this opportunity.
Our motto is “A successful student is a supported student.” And we take that to heart. Upon entering the program, you will be assigned a dedicated Student Support Specialist to provide you with support and to answer any questions you may have.
Your Support Specialist is your on-the-ground advocate at the University – from questions on textbooks, to registration, to financial aid and more, they are there to help you make your academic journey successful. And of course, this dedicated support is provided in addition to the tremendous support you will receive from program staff, your academic advisor, course instructors and fellow classmates.
The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management program uses the Brightspace D2L Learning Management System.
Yes, the University of New England is regionally accredited, the most prestigious and widely-recognized type of accreditation, by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE). To learn more, please see www.une.edu/accreditation/.
Additionally, The University of New England is a proud HIMSS Approved Education Partner. This designation demonstrates our commitment to delivering world-class, effective healthcare education and authorizes UNE to prepare students for advanced knowledge in healthcare, including earning the CAHIMS or CPHIMS certification.
Tuition information for the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management can be found in the tuition costs section.
UNE is proud to be among ‘America’s Top Colleges’ according to Forbes and one of the ‘Best Colleges for your Money’ based on a 2019 MONEY magazine ranking. We value each graduate’s return on investment and ensure academic quality translates to higher earnings. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid. Please visit our financial aid page for more information.