Disaster Management Graduate Certificate Requirements

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The certificate program will be open to current graduate students in any discipline, provided the student has a satisfactory academic and/or professional background. Post-baccalaureate individuals not currently enrolled in a graduate program may be admitted as non-degree graduate students. Students will be required to successfully complete 18 hours of coursework, including nine hours of required core coursework and nine hours from a list of electives.  Any questions should be directed to the graduate certificate coordinator, Dr. Curt Harris. (cuharris@uga.edu)


You must take the following two courses, plus one additional DMAN  core course (9 hours, total) to be eligible to receive a certificate in disaster management.

Required (6 hours total):

  • DMAN 7100 - Introduction to Disaster Management 
  • DMAN 7200 - Disaster Management for Health Professionals 

Choose one of the following (3 hours):

  • DMAN 7400- Public Health Crises and Disaster Management 
  • DMAN 7500- Understanding Terrorism and Homeland Security


You are required to take 9 hours of elective coursework and may choose from the approved courses below. Note that not all courses will be offered each semester and inclusion upon this list does not indicate that a course will be offered in the future. Prior approval by the host department may be required to enroll in some courses.


  • DMAN 8900—Special Topics in Disaster Management or
  • DMAN 8910—Problems in Disaster Management  (NOTE: Only one DMAN elective will count towards certificate)
  • EHSC 6400- Environmental Issues in the Developing World
  • EHSC 6910- Introductory Toxicology
  •  EHSC 8110- Fundamentals of Chemical and Microbial Risk Assessment
  • EHSC 8220- Predictive Toxicology Using mathematical Models
  • EHSC 8250- Biomarkers: Public Health, Clinical, and Environmental Toxicology Applications
  • EHSC 8400- Occupational and Environmental Disease
  • EHSC 8510- Environmental Risk Assessment and Communication
  • EHSC 8710- Issues in Biosafety and Biosecurity
  • EHSC 8930- Chemical Toxicology           
  • EPID 8515/8515LModeling Infectious Diseases
  • EPID 8610Principles and Practices in Global Epidemiology
  • GEOG 6370—Geographic Information Science
  • HADM/PHRM 8670Economic Evaluation in Health Care
  • HPAM 8500 – Comparative Global Health Care Systems
  • HPAM 8700—Management of Public Health Organizations
  • HPAM 8800—Leadership in Public Health
  • HPRB/SPCM 6610—Health Communication
  • HPRB 7470—Program Evaluation in Health Promotion and Health Education
  • INTL 8200—Special Topics in International Relations
  • INTL 8210—International Organizations
  • INTL 8230—International Conflict
  • INTL 8280—Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
  • INTL 8290—Strategic Intelligence
  • JRMC 7355—Health and Medical Journalism
  • JRMC 7356—Advanced Health and Medical Journalism
  • JRMC/SPCM 7611—Health Advocacy in a Multicultural Society
  • JRMC/SPCM 7612—Medical Interviewing and Information Dissemination
  • JRMC 8160—Special Topics in Public Relations (usually Media and Public Health)
  • JRMC/SPCM/PBHL 8165—Public Health Communication
  • JRMC 8170—Risk Communication
  • PADP 7360—Managing Government Performance
  • PADP 7500—Local Government Management
  • PADP 7540—Productivity Improvement in Local Government
  • PADP 7900—Managing Volunteers in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
  • PBHL 8100—Current Topics in Public Health
  • PBLH/SPCM/JRMC 8165—Public Health Communication
  • PBHL/MIBO/PHSI 8260—Global Perspectives on Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases (1 hr)
  • POLS 9200—Intelligence and National Security
  • SPCM 6310—Communication Strategies in Government
  • SPCM/HPRB 6610—Health Communication
  • SPCM/JRMC 7611—Health Advocacy in a Multicultural Society
  • SPCM/JRMC 7612—Medical Interviewing and Information Dissemination
  • SPCM 8610—Seminar in Health Communication
  • SPCM/PBHL/JRMC 8165—Public Health Communication