Emergency Management (Graduate Certificate)

This certificate provides students with graduate level instruction in homeland security and balances conceptual knowledge in emergency management with skill acquisition in crisis management, hazard assessment, and other analytic and management skills.

A student who completes the graduate certificate may apply the 15 hours of credit toward the MS with a major in Emergency Management, the MPA with a concentration in Emergency Management, or the MA with a major in Integrated Studies. All coursework for the MS, MPA, or MA must be completed within six years. Hours earned through a graduate certificate program may only be applied to one graduate degree.

Please review our Graduate Certificate Disclosure information.

Application Deadlines

Deadline dates for applications and receipt of all required application materials are:

Date Event
July 1 Fall Admission
November 1 Spring Admission
April 1 Summer Admission

Any exceptions to these deadlines must be granted by the graduate program chair.

Application Materials Required for the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management must submit all the following documentation to Graduate Admissions to be considered for admission:

Graduate Admissions
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265-1602

  1. Completed JSU Graduate Application for Admission.
  2. Non-refundable $35.00 application processing fee.
  3. Official transcripts from the postsecondary institutions awarding the bachelor’s degree. (Students who have previously attended JSU do not need to request a transcript from the university.)
  4. International student applicants must see the International Student Applicants section of this catalog for other application and enrollment requirements.

Admission Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management

Applicants are admitted on a selective basis upon review of the completed application package.

Minimum Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management

An overall 3.00 GPA is required on all coursework attempted for the graduate certificate. Transfer credit is not accepted toward a graduate certificate program.

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
EM 505Foundations of Emergency Management3
EM 525Disaster Recovery3
EM 540Hazard Mitigation3
EM 545Emergency Preparedness3
EM 555Disaster Response3
Total Hours15

15 Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Certificate

Graduation and Comprehensive Exam

No comprehensive exam is required for this Graduate Certificate. All students must apply for certificate completion by the given deadline of the semester in which they plan to complete. Please see the Graduation and Comprehensive Exam section of this catalog for more information.