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Online Undergraduate Certificate in
Crisis & Disaster Management

⚜   Rarely Offered in Christian Universities, Bible Colleges or Seminaries

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Undergraduate Certificate in
Crisis & Disaster Management?


The Undergraduate Certificate in Crisis & Disaster Management prepares missional Christians who serve around the globe as community ministry providers, crisis & disaster chaplains, denominational disaster relief personnel, public safety personnel, emergency planners, emergency responders and other professionals in disaster preparedness, response and management. Students gain knowledge and skills in working within the management models and operational structures unique to disasters including: crisis outreach & community resilience training, psychosocial and spiritual effects of disaster, and methods of planning for disaster response, mitigation and recovery.

Low-frequency, high-impact events such as earthquakes and tsunamis are not preventable, but such high losses of human life are. We know from historical data that the world has seen a significant reduction in disaster deaths through earlier prediction, more resilient infrastructure, emergency preparedness, and response systems. However, those at low incomes are often the most vulnerable to disaster events: improving living standards, infrastructure and response systems in these regions are essential to preventing deaths from natural disasters in the coming decades. (Source: Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser (2020) - "Natural Disasters". Published online at

With the global increase of natural disasters, missional Christians are needed across the world to serve in the mission of God through responding to community trauma. Through the Undergraduate Certificate in Crisis & Disaster Management, you gain the understanding and skills necessary to lead in each of the four phases of community emergency management: preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.

Program Features

  • Integrated practicums allow you to gain valuable real-world experience
  • Learn from academic practitioners from around the world
  • Credits earned in this certificate program can apply to a Missional University Bachelor degree program

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Course Length

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Credits Required

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What Will I Study?

We offer the most comprehensive approach to responding to community trauma in the mission of God.

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When Can I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates each year to give you flexibility in your education, life and work schedules.






A Career in Transforming Communities

Is this Your Mission?

Disaster Preparedness Manager, Disaster Preparedness Specialist, Disaster Program Specialist, Disaster Program Manager, Disaster Recovery Manager, Disaster Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Emergency Affairs Manager, Emergency Management Coordinator, Emergency Management Program Specialist, Emergency Management Specialist, Emergency Preparedness Specialist, Emergency Response Team Leader, Emergency Services Director, Environmental Health and Safety Manager, Hospital Emergency Preparedness Administrator, Hurricane Program Manager, Safety Specialist, Sr. Disaster Program Manager, Public Health Preparedness Coordinator, Public Information Officer, Senior Director-Response & Recovery Programs



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How Much Will it Cost?

We offer tuition based upon country of residence.  According to the Human Development Index, all countries around the world fall into one of four categories:
  • (Tier 1) - Very High Human Development
  • (Tier 2) High Human Development
  • (Tier 3) Medium Human Development
  • (Tier 4) Low Human Development
Our tiered global tuition makes higher education affordable for everyone world wide.


100% Tuition


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80% Tuition


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3 credit course


60% Tuition


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3 credit course


40% Tuition


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3 credit course

Tiered tuition based on country of origin and scholarships available.  Find your country of residence here for more information.
Tuition may be further reduced by participating in the Sponsorship Program.