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Public Health Prep & Emergency Mgt Certificate of Grad Study

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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The need to address health-related issues in the wake of disasters in the form of public health, medical preparedness, and emergency management to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters, terrorism, pandemics or other emerging health threats has become a cornerstone of 21st century emergency management. The Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) in Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Medical Management provides specialized training in the management of public health crisis related to disasters, crisis and emergency management to meet the increasing need. Focusing on how emergency management, medical, public health and governments officials can work to address the medical needs during times of crisis. This certificate will strengthen one’s knowledge in disease surveillance, infection control, and the planning for and response to public health crisis from a wide variety of concerns at the regional, national and global contexts relative to diversity, globalization, migration, social inequalities, economic inequalities, and contemporary realities of a more complex diverse society.

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The Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) in Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Medical Management is a full-time or part-time program offered in a face-to-face format on our Camden campus. To be awarded the COGS in Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Medical Management, students must be admitted into the graduate school and complete all courses required (four 3-credit courses, 12 total s.h.) for the COGS in Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Medical Management with at least a 3.0 average.

  • 4 Courses / 12 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 12 S.H.
DPEM 00605 Disaster Public Health 3
DPEM 00615 Management of First Responder Organizations 3
DPEM 00544 Emerging Health Threats: Risks and Surveillance 3
DPEM 00542 Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
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