New York Medical College

School of Health Sciences and Practice

Graduate Certificate In Emergency Preparedness


Pamela Suett
Director of Recruitment


Acting Department Chair:

Denise Tahara, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Director, Emergency Preparedness Certificate Program:

Frank Mineo, Ph.D.

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Some Degrees and Certificates may be available onlineThe Emergency Preparedness graduate certificate is offered on-campus and in a fully online distance education format.


This 15-credit certificate is designed to provide those either working or wishing to work in the field of emergency preparedness with the necessary knowledge and skills to function in this complex and changing field. It provides an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to comprehensive emergency management and public health emergency preparedness for disasters, acts of terrorism, and public health emergencies. Students completing this program will be suited to either enter or advance in the field of emergency preparedness, with a strong background in the required knowledge and the skills for comprehensive emergency planning and mitigation, hazard and vulnerability analysis, and the conduct of integrated emergency management planning, drills and exercises.

Students in this program may come from varied areas including, public health departments, hospitals, emergency management agencies, emergency medical services, fire services or law enforcement. Earning the certificate affords students a focused learning experience in emergency preparedness. This certificate will prepare students for the Certified Emergency ManagerĀ® examination offered by the International Association of Emergency Managers.

The certificate may be taken independently or as part of an MPH degree.

In addition to a baccalaureate degree, applicants must have relevant initial experience in the field of emergency preparedness.