Clemson University’s Master in Public Administration (MPA) program offers three professional, non-degree certificates in public administration (PADM). These fully online programs expand students’ educational background for a wide range of public and nonprofit careers.
The programs allow students to network with students and faculty from across the country and to choose course work from a diverse set of specializations based on interest and professional need.
Program requirements are completed using Zoom and Canvas online technology. Courses are offered in a traditional semester format and most meet in a virtual classroom one evening per week.
All of the credits earned during the certificate program are fully transferable to the full MPA degree program.
As these are non-degree programs, they are not eligible for federal financial aid.
The program of study for the Emergency Management certificate requires 12 credit hours (4 courses).
In order to meet the 12 hour requirement, students may choose up to 3 courses or 9 hours from elective courses offered in the following program specialization areas:
PADM 8510 Fundamentals of Emergency Management - 3 credit(s)
PADM 8520 Emergency Management Planning and Preparation - 3 credit(s)
PADM 8530 Homeland Security and Emergency Management Law - 3 credit(s)
PADM 8500 Fundamentals of Homeland Security - 3 credit(s)
PADM 8540 Cybersecurity – 3 credit(s)
PADM 8780 Special Topics in Emergency Management – 1-3 credit(s)
PADM 8780 Resilience in Disaster Recovery (3 credits)
PADM 8780 Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience (3 credits)
Students are also required to choose one elective course (3 credit hours) from the MPA program.
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