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Disaster Management Certificate

The Certificate in Disaster Management prepares students to develop and implement educational programs for first responders, community-based organizations, voluntary organizations and academic institutions. While the majority of coursework for the certificate is offered and completed in an online format, each course meets three times per semester on campus so that students may meet instructors and classmates in-person, observe hazmat demonstrations and other drills, and present course projects.

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Application Deadline

The certificate application deadline is rolling.

Admission Requirements*

Applicants must submit the Graduate School's required admission materials:

  • Online graduate degree application and application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from each college/university at which you earned a degree (Current Binghamton University graduate students or individuals also applying to a master's or doctoral program at Binghamton University do not need to submit transcripts with their certificate application.)

Important note: Funding is not available to non-degree students completing certificate programs. Certificate students are not automatically admitted to master's or doctoral programs. They must meet the admissions requirements of those degree programs and be accepted. Students may concurrently apply for a certificate and a Binghamton University graduate degree program. However, a student cannot be awarded a certificate twice, nor can a student apply work for one certificate to a different certificate. Learn more about graduate certificate programs.

Applicant Qualifications

Applicants must be a matriculated graduate student in the Decker School of Nursing or, in addition to holding a bachelor's degree, must have a background in healthcare.

Application materials will be reviewed in total to assess whether applicants bring the necessary skills and experiences to succeed in the program.

*This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we recommend you contact the department for program-specific requirements.

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Gale Spencer, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Decker Chair in Community Health Nursing

Certificate in Disaster Management website

Decker School of Nursing website

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Last Updated: 11/24/14