Graduate Certificate


Public Administration


The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security is an interdisciplinary program designed for working professionals or for those who are interested in expanding their knowledge and skills related to the field.

Program Highlights

  • 18 credit hours.
  • Evening classes.
  • Courses lead to FEMA Professional Development Series certificate.


The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security requires 18 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree, including two elective courses and the following four required courses. The curriculum is interdisciplinary, offering core courses from a public administration and management perspective. FEMA’s Professional Development Series is built into the curriculum, and students who complete those courses will receive a FEMA certificate of completion.

For more information, please visit the UCF Graduate Catalog.

Through this course, students will analyze the policy and organizational design issues confronting managers of emergency management and homeland security programs.
Offered occasionally
Through this course, students will analyze and integrate the basic crisis management steps.
Offered occasionally
This course cover the use of systems concepts, software and computers in contemporary public sector management and planning information systems.
Offered in fall and spring
Through this course, students will examine the structures, dynamics and processes associated with developing and delivering public services through networks and partnerships involving public, nonprofit, voluntary and private sectors.
Offered occasionally

Admissions and Advising

Prospective students seeking enrollment in the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security should submit the following for consideration:

  • An official, sealed transcript of each college or university attended, showing a GPA of 2.5 or better
  • A current resume
  • A goal statement, no longer than two pages, addressing the following:
    • What is your reason for pursuing this certificate and how does it fit into your future goals and plans?
    • What specific areas of emergency management interest you?
    • What previous work experience do you have in the field?

For more information on admissions, please contact our graduate advisor, Edlira Dursun.

Application Deadlines

Emergency Management and Homeland Security Graduate Certificate



Domestic Applicants

Jul 1

Dec 1

International Applicants