UNC Charlotte Center City Campus

Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management

Program Description:

The Emergency Management concentration consists of fifteen credit hours within the MPA curriculum. Students must fulfill the following requirements:
 
12 months of full-time continuous employment in a government agency, nonprofit organization, or appropriate business organization (or be currently enrolled in another graduate program).  This requirement can be waived for students who already have a Master's degree.
 
1-Students are required to take the following two courses:
  • MPAD 6290 Emergency Management (3)
  • MPAD 6185 Intergovernmental Relations
2-Students must complete one of the following four courses:
  • MPAD 6142 Grant Writing and Reporting (3)
  • MPAD 6291 Homeland Security & Terrorism (3)
  • MPAD 6292 Introduction to Disaster Management (3)
  • GEOG 5190 Geographic Information Systems for Non-Majors (3) or GEOG 5120
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)
3-Students must complete one of the following courses:
  • MPAD 6128 Foundations of Public Policy (3)
  • MPAD 6143 Administrative Law (3)
  • MPAD 6160 Information Systems in Public Organizations (3)
  • MPAD 6184 Urban Government and Politics (3)
  • MPAD 6324 Financial Analysis for Nonprofit Organizations (3)
  • MPAD 6330 Program Evaluation for the Public & Nonprofit Sectors (3)
  • MPAD 6332 Project Management (3)
  • GEOG 5130  Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3)
  • CJUS 5103  International Criminal Justice
  • CJUS 6120  Criminal Justice Mgmt & Decision Making (3)
  • CJUS 6132  Legal Issues in Law Enforcement
  • COMM 5102  Federal Interpretation of the First Amendment (3)
  • COMM 6120  Communication and the Network Society (3)
  • PSYC 6155  Community Psychology (3)
  • ITIS 5250  Computer Forensics (3)
  • CSLG 7680  Crisis Counseling (3)
4-Students must complete an additional three credit hours of MPAD electives.
 
Appropriate non-MPAD courses may be taken within this concentration upon approval of the student’s advisor and the MPA Director.