George Mason University

Schar School of Policy and Government

Emergency Management & Homeland Security, Certificate


Office of Graduate Admissions

MS 6A3

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States



Program Information

Degree Offered:

Emergency Management & Homeland Security, Certificate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Schar School of Policy and Government offers a variety of courses in emergency management and homeland security. This concentration addresses policy, planning, security, organizational, and management issues in the field of emergency preparedness and homeland security. Course selections are structured to enhance the capabilities of diverse federal, state, local, and volunteer agencies, and the public and private sectors to minimize the impact of disasters on the American public with an emphasis on how the various elements work together in emergencies to save lives and protect property. Electives are designed to address public management issues across the four major phases of emergency management – planning, response, recovery and mitigation.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). GMU FAFSA Code: 003749

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999