Emergency Management and Homeland Security Administration, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security Administration is intended to academically credential current and aspiring public safety and emergency services leadership. The certificate concentrates on the safety and security planning aspects of mid and senior level public safety and emergency services leaders. The certificate is structured to hone the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the public safety and emergency services administrator in the areas of disaster assessment, emergency planning and response, vulnerability, and homeland security. The purpose of the certificate is to offer both a standalone graduate credential to Utah’s public safety and security community, as well as an additional credential for those pursuing a Master in Public Administration, that concentrates on the community-facing roles and responsibilities of public safety and emergency services leaders.

Matriculation Requirements

1. Application for admission to graduate program with application fee by the established deadline. 

2. Submit official transcripts from all universities attended. 

3. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university, a nationally accredited program, or the international equivalent. 

4. A 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA or a 3.0 GPA calculated on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate work. 

5. For international students whose native language is not English, submit official TOEFL or IELTS band scores.  A TOEFL score of 80 iBT (550 pBT) or higher, or an IELTS band score of 6.5 or higher within the past two years is required.

6. International students must also meet all US government requirements for international students.