Certificate in Emergency Management

What is Emergency Management?

Emergency Management is the organization and management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all aspects of emergencies (hazard assessment, mitigation, planning, response, and recovery.) The goal of Emergency Management is to reduce the harmful effects of hazards, but it requires knowledgeable leaders to plan for disasters and emergencies.

What are the benefits of an Emergency Management Certificate?

The certificate program’s objectives are to provide students with an enhanced knowledge base in the area of emergency management, gain an understanding of regulations and guidelines, and to acquaint students with current trends and best practices in emergency management.



Students who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at Murray State University may be enrolled in the certificate program upon permission of the program coordinator. Post-baccalaureate degree students are also eligible for this certificate program upon permission of the program coordinator.

Required Certificate Courses* (15 hours)

  • OSH 101 Emergency Medical Training
  • OSH 311 Hazardous Materials and Emergency Planning
  • OSH 412 Emergency Management

*A grade of C or better must be achieved in all occupational safety and health courses in the emergency management certificate for successful completion of the certificate program.

Required Limited Electives (3 hours)
Select from:

  • CRJ 355 Security in Business and Industry
  • CRJ 425 Terrorism

Total Course Requirements (18 hours)

View the Emergency Management certificate curriculum

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