Risk Management in Higher Education

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The 15-credit hour certificate includes coursework in Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) and Student Affairs Administration (SAA). It is designed for current graduate students and alumni in either the MS Student Affairs Administration (SAA) or the MS Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) or other related fields to enhance their degrees with specialized knowledge for an increasingly important position on the college or university campus. This certificate also enhances other credentials specifically needed for the profession of student affairs practitioners, and provides another outlet for jobs for students who have masters in Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

skills you will learn

  • How to apply theories of emergency management to higher education
  • How political and legal processes can impact disaster preparedness
  • How to create a process to anticipate and identify risks, hazards, and threats and how to main continuity of operations

All graduate students, regardless of geographical location, receive Arkansas in-state tuition. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Finanical Aid
  • Payment Plan 


You could work as a(n):

  • Emergency Manager
  • Occupational Safety Manager 
  • Enviromental Health and Safety Specialist 

You could aslo enhance your skills in any position in higher education with this certificate. 

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student. 

  • Admission Requirements & Academic Catalog Entry
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to:
      1. Apply appropriate theories, concepts, policies, and emergency management measures to the higher education context,
      2. Identify organizational and adminstrative structures within higher education,
      3. Explain applicable law and legal resources in higher education context,
      4. Explain how political and legal processes can impact disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery at an academic institution, and 
      5. Create a process for continuity that identifies the hazards, threats, and potential impacts to an academic institution.
  • Degree Map
  • Faculty 
  • Department Website

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • MS in Emergency Management and Homeland Security 
  • MS in Student Affairs Administration 

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