Certificate Program

Registration Information

Register via the web only at On-line Registration.

Currently, there are two options regarding the Graduate Certificate:

  1. Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness and Response
  2. Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management and Public Health

Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Preparedness and Response

The Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness and Response (abbreviated as the HS EPR ) is offered by the GW Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE) and reflects the research and scholarship generated by the GW Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management (ICDRM). The graduate certificate is awarded upon completion of six (6) graduate courses (see below for the course requirements).

Graduate Certificate students may also apply for the Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management with a focus area in Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management and upon acceptance may transfer the credits for all six courses (completed with a grade of B or better) taken for the HS EPR Certificate into their Masters of Science Degree program of studies.

Course requirements:

EMSE 6300 plus five of the courses listed below.

Courses:

  • EMSE 6300 Homeland Security: The National Challenge
  • EMSE 6305 Crisis and Emergency Management
  • EMSE 6310 Information Technology in Crisis and Emergency Management
  • EMSE 6315 Management of Risk and Vulnerability for Hazards and Terrorism
  • EMSE 6320 International Disaster Management
  • EMSE 6325 Medical and Public Health Emergency Management
  • EMSE 6330 Management of Terrorism Preparedness and Response
  • EMSE 6335 Geographic Information Systems for Emergency Management
  • EMSE 6992 Special Topics courses covering topics such as Weapons of Mass Destruction and Crisis Leadership and the Management of Catastrophes
  • EMSE 6345 Disaster Recovery and Organizational Continuity
  • EMSE 6350 Hazard Mitigation in Disaster Management
  • EMSE 6240 Environmental Hazard Management


Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management and Public Health

This certificate requires completion of four of the courses listed below plus six credit hours from the School of Public Health and Health Services (specific courses selected to meet the student’s interests). These six courses (completed with a grade of B or better) can be applied toward a Masters of Science Degree in Engineering Management upon application and acceptance to a degree program by the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Required Courses:

Two Elective Courses:

Students may select two of the following courses. Note that appropriate electives from other departments will be permitted with advisor’s approval.

  • EMSE 6300 Homeland Security: The National Challenge
  • EMSE 6310 Information Technology in Crisis and Emergency Management
  • EMSE 6315 Management of Risk and Vulnerability for Hazards and Terrorism
  • EMSE 6320 International Disaster Management
  • EMSE 6330 Management of Mass Terrorism Preparedness and Response
  • EMSE 6335 Geographic Information Systems for Emergency Management
  • EMSE 6992 Special Topics courses covering topics such as Weapons of Mass Destruction and Crisis Leadership and the Management of Catastrophes
  • EMSE 6345 Disaster Recovery and Organizational Continuity
  • EMSE 6350 Hazard Mitigation in Disaster Management
  • EMSE 6240 Environmental Hazard Management

For additional information please contact:
Dr. Greg L. Shaw
Co-Director, Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management
The George Washington University
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Washington, DC 20052
Tel: (202) 994-6736
E-mail: glshaw@.gwu.edu