This degree balances conceptual knowledge in emergency management with skill acquisition in crisis management, hazard assessment and other analytic and management skills. A graduate certificate in emergency management is also available for non-degree students who wish to specialize in the area of emergency management. Upon satisfactorily completing the requirements of the graduate certificate (comprehensive examination not required for graduate certificate), an entry will be made on the student’s transcript. A student who completes the graduate certificate in emergency management may apply the 15 hours credit toward the MA with a major in liberal studies, MPA with a concentration in emergency management, or the MS with a major in emergency management. All course work for the MA, MPA, and MS degrees, including the emergency management concentration course work, must be completed within six years.