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Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts reflecting an earned bachelor’s degree, with a 3.0 or higher grade point average for the last 60 undergraduate or the last 18 graduate/post-baccalaureate credit hours completed.

    • All foreign transcripts must have a WES course by course evaluation with degree equivalency.

  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.

  • A one-page personal statement describing the applicant’s:

    • Interest in and potential for contributing to the field of public healthand preparedness

    • Career objectives

    • Self-assessment of computer, quantitative analysis, and personal skills and general preparation for succeeding in a public health certificate program

  • All applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States are required to submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.

Core Curriculum

A total of 18 credit hours are required for completion of the Certificate in Emergency Preparedness.

Core Courses
CPH 550EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: PREVENTION3
CPH 553EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: RESPONSE3
CPH 554EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: RESPOND & RECOVERY3
CPH 631EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: PROTECTION3
Elective Courses
Select 6 credit hours of the following:6
FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH
EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HLTH
CRCJ 8230
Terrorism (UNO Course)
Total Credit Hours18

Duration/Scheduling of the Program

The recommended duration for the certificate program is two academic semesters (fall and spring). All credits must be earned within a three year period. Extensions for good cause may be granted by permission of the Curriculum Committee.