In just its fourth year, the certificates program is designed for working professionals in disaster preparedness, response and management positions. It allows graduate students interested in further developing their emergency management education to seek degrees in three specific areas of study, including Emergency Management, Advanced Emergency Management and Sport Security. Students can earn credits toward a master's degree by taking four courses.
The Emergency Management degree is part of Tulane’s Emergency & Security studies program and provides students the flexibility to earn a master’s degree remotely. The Emergency Management degrees consist of 11 courses, including a capstone, in various academic disciplines such as homeland security and approaches to emergency management administration, disaster communications and business continuity. Seven of the classes are required and four are electives
“Tulane’s emergency management certificate, and the Masters of Professional Studies in Emergency Management, are carefully designed and continually refreshed, offering students an exciting journey into our engaging, relevant and robust curricula.”
- Rebecca Rouse, professor of practice and associate program director of Emergency and Security Studies.
“It is gratifying to be recognized in Security Hub’s list of Top-10 Emergency Management certificate programs for 2021,” said Rebecca Rouse, professor of practice and associate program director of Emergency and Security Studies. “Tulane’s emergency management certificate, and the Masters of Professional Studies in Emergency Management, are carefully designed and continually refreshed, offering students an exciting journey into our engaging, relevant and robust curricula.”
The degree is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to play a leading role in protecting communities from both natural and human-made hazards and disasters. This program is ideal for individuals with front-line experience, including first responders, community volunteers, veterans or active-duty military members. The curriculum will assist students in building on real-world experience to develop the strategic and analytical skills to plan for and prevent emergencies within complex organizations such as corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.
As emergency studies graduates, students often pursue careers as emergency management directors, operations specialists, business continuity planners, safety managers, training coordinators, federal coordinating officers, emergency management site inspectors, hospital emergency managers or public health emergency preparedness and response managers.
“We find our students’ authentic immersion into challenging, and evolving security and emergency environments provides abundant opportunities to apply what they learn through outreach and real-world projects. We focus on the realities and challenges emergency managers face, as students apply what they learn and truly think anew, developing into innovative and capable problem-solvers and leaders,” said Rouse.