Pennsylvania State University

World Campus

Public Health Preparedness: Disaster and Bioterrorism(Graduate Certificate)



Program Information

Degree Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Public Health Preparedness: Disaster and Bioterrorism

Format: Online

Program Description:

By completing Penn State’s online public health preparedness certificate you are demonstrating your initiative to obtain the knowledge and skills needed to prevent, mitigate, and respond to natural and man-made disasters. This high-quality, graduate-level program can provide you with an excellent education if you want to enter or advance in the field of homeland security. Successful completion of the certificate can provide a fundamental understanding of: the principles of hazard analysis and incident management disaster readiness planning and coordination critical infrastructure protection against disaster and terrorist emergencies the political, legal, psychological, and social aspects of terrorism and natural disasters


Penn State is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $775 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 40,000+