Security professionals and first-responders are not the only ones that can benefit from national preparedness training. Businesses, educational institutions, and other facilities also must have plans in place for these situations. Increasingly, human resources, marketing, or information technology directors are charged with overseeing their organization’s emergency response and crisis communications plans.

This 18 credit interdisciplinary certificate in National Preparedness and Homeland Security draws on the expertise of University of Pittsburgh’s Center for National Preparedness, an interdisciplinary research institute. Our certificate provides students with the theory and skills they will need to aid in decision-making, from boots-on-the-ground efforts to back-end data analysis.