Disaster Management (Online Graduate Certificate)
The Graduate Certificate in Disaster Management will enhance the knowledge base of public health professionals, as well as other disaster management personnel in the management, preparedness, response, and recovery from natural and man-made disasters. The design of the Certificate engages the student in critical thinking skills that enable them to reduce the health complexities of disasters. The Certificate is also intended to increase the managerial and leadership skills of public health professionals working with international refugees and displaced populations after a disaster.
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Admission requirementsThe applicant must have an earned Bachelor's degree from an accredited academic institution. For international students a copy of their degree that is equivalent to the Bachelor's degree (as per the USF admissions requirement) along with a certified copy of their transcript and a letter of reference from a supervisor are required.
Application Process for EnrollmentCall the Graduate Certificate Office at (813) 974-2442 or visit their website at http://www.gradcerts.usf.edu/admissions.asp to obtain the appropriate applications. In addition, to the application forms please submit:
- Official transcripts showing attainment of the bachelor's degree if from other than USF. International applicants must provide original transcripts certified as equivalent to the U.S. bachelor's degree.
- A 250-word letter of interest stating why you wish to pursue this course of study
- A letter from a supervisor if a waiver of the field experience is being considered.
Standardization Test Requirements There are no specific test requirements.
Application of Certificate Courses Towards Graduate DegreeUp to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval
Transfer CreditAll students who wish to pursue graduate certificates must be admitted to the graduate certificate program before a second graduate certificate course is completed.
Registration Process for Individual CoursesFollow the accepted procedure for graduate level courses.
Time Limit for Completion of Certificate Time limits on certificate completion comply with university standards.
Tuition and feesStandard graduate tuition rates and fees apply for graduate students who also pursue this graduate certificate and for non-degree graduate certificate students taking these courses on campus. Please visit http://www.gradcerts.usf.edu/certificates/xdm.html for information on tuition and fees
Course locationThis Certificate is offered only on-line with computer-specific requirements. For information on accessing the university web portal, myUSF, please visit: http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/eta/students_tech_requirements.htm
Department contact informationDr. Wayne Westhoff at (813) 974-6621 or email@example.com
Dr. Boo Kwa at 813-974-6635 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Admission Counseling and Advising(813) 974-6505 or Advisor@health.usf.edu