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Emergency Management and Disaster Resilience Certificate 

Protect communities and become a leader at the local, state or federal level in response to natural disasters and other emergencies. EKU’s 100% online emergency management and disaster resilience certificate provides students with the skills needed to work with government agencies, nonprofits, private companies, and the general public to develop and implement effective plans that minimize damage and disruptions during an emergency.


Format: 100% online
Credit Hours: 12 hours
Tuition: $611 per credit hour
                   $325 per credit hour for active duty military
Transfer Credits Accepted: 0
Career Options: Emergency services director, environmental health and safety manager, hospital emergency preparedness administrator, disaster recovery manager, emergency management program specialist, emergency response team leader, hurricane program manager    


What sets our program apart?
Providing a program that can be tailored to your career goals, EKU’s curriculum blends academic andprofessional preparation through course topics such as evolution of emergency, intergovernmental relations in disaster management, achieving long-term disaster resilience, and infrastructure protection and risk analysis.

  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • Courses begin 6 times per year
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members
  • Personalized graduation plan
  • No campus visits required
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.