Get an overview of our four certificate programs in our brochure
The Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters at the University of Massachusetts Boston in collaboration with the College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS) offers
Global Post-Disaster Studies: Reconstruction with Vulnerable Populations
Our unique online 18-credit program promotes a participatory approach to rebuilding that involves all community members, particularly those most vulnerable. It equips professionals with the skills to lead long-term planning to rebuild safe, productive, and sustainable communities.
The 18-credit Global Post-Disaster Studies Certificate Program is approved by the Department of Education and graduate students in the program are eligible to apply for federal Title IV financial aid programs, including the Federal Direct Student Loan Program
Global Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Management
Looking beyond immediate post-disaster conditions, this online program fosters long-term strategic thinking using a multi-disciplinary approach to tackle complex and intertwined technical and socio-cultural aspects of disaster.
Attention US Military Veterans! The online courses in Global Post Disaster Studies and Global Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Management are approved for the GI Bill. For more information, please contact Augusto St. Silva at the UMB Office of Veterans Affairs at 617-287-5857 or email Augusto.StSilva@umb.edu.
In a world where natural and manmade disasters can occur at any time, communities and their emergency support organizations need to be prepared to respond. Develop your skills in emergency planning and response with these two certificates to step in at times of need in your community.
- All Hazards Emergency Response and Protection Certificate
- Inclusive Emergency Planning Certificate
- Download our Emergency Management Fact Sheet
For more information about any of the above programs, please contact:
Professor Adenrele Awotona, Program Director
Tel 617.287.7116; Fax 617.287.5544