Advanced Certificate in Emergency Management Studies

Advanced Certificate in Emergency Management Studies

Program Coordinator/Director: Professor Charles Jennings

The advanced certificate program offers advanced instruction related to theory, legal structure, federal doctrine, and practice of emergency management. The advanced certificate addresses the five phases of emergency management: prepare, respond, recover, mitigate, and prevent.  It includes courses that deal with the history of emergency management and disasters, legal frameworks and intergovernmental aspects of emergency management, and the role of private and non-profit organizations in disaster response. The program incorporates preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural, as well as man-made, disasters. Both public and private perspectives are recognized.  Students must complete the introductory course, three courses in advanced emergency management topics and the 1-credit seminar course.

Certificate Program Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Satisfactory letters of reference.
  • A currently enrolled John Jay graduate student is eligible to take courses toward the Advanced Certificate in Emergency Management Studies.

Required Courses                                                                           Credits

PMT 711     Introduction to Emergency Management                       3
PMT 725    Seminar in Emergency Management and Response     1
PMT 763    Emergency Management: Preparedness                         3
PMT 764    Managing Response to Large-Scale Indicents                3
Select one of the following:
PMT 760    Emergency Management: Mitigation and Recovery     3
PMT 762    Business Continuity Planning                                            3
TOTAL Credit Hours:                                                                    13

For additional information about the Emergency Management Studies Certificate Program, please contact Prof. Charles Jennings at