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Emergency and Crisis Management Certificate


Master of Science in Criminal Justice

  • 100%

  • 5 Courses

    15 Credits
  • $600

    Cost Per Credit

Designed with the working professional in mind, the Emergency and Crisis Management Certificate prepares students in conflict resolution and hazard mitigation, equipping graduates with the necessary skills to plan and respond to natural disasters, threats against public safety, and unexpected events of all types.

Learn prepare and response skills needed to succeed 

Topics addressed in the Emergency, and Crisis Management Certificate includes:

  • Crisis Communication strategy and recovery operations
  • Preparedness crisis planning for before, during and after natural or human-made disasters, infrastructure failures, and terror-related events
  • Coordinate and prepare responses with the local and national policy in mind
  • Managing and leading response teams and negotiations
  • Understanding the ethical challenges associated with emergency response and disaster recovery

Vital preparation for the unique challenges of the modern world

Protecting the public requires leaders who understand how to effectively plan for the unexpected and respond in the wake of a disaster. The Emergency and Crisis Management Certificate prepares just the type of leader who can face disaster response head-on, effectively communicate, resolve conflict, and understand criminal justice policy.

Who should earn this certificate

Emergency and Crisis Management Certificate can help advance to roles such as:

  • Police officer
  • FBI agent
  • Loss prevention manager
  • Security analyst
  • Security operations manager
  • Environmental Protection Agency agent


Emergency & Crisis Management
Major Requirements
Core Courses
CJ720 Crisis & Emergency Management 3
CJ721 Risk Management & Planning 3
COM722 Crisis Communication 3

 The certificate program is structured as follows:

  • 15 credits are required for a graduate certificate
    • 9 required concentration credits (3 courses)
    • 6 elective credits (2 courses)

Students in the Emergency and Crisis Management Certificate must choose two electives to complete their certificate requirements. Electives can be drawn from:

  • Any courses offered within the Criminal Justice degree program.
  • Specific courses from graduate offerings in Management and Communication approved by Graduate and Professional Studies in consultation with the Criminal Justice Faculty.

Course Schedule

Spring 2020 Courses

Course Number Name Format Instructor
SPRING MAIN 1/22 - 5/11
CJ798 Research Project Capstone TBA Bucci, Linda & Weeks, Ed
CJ799 Internship TBA Bucci, Linda
SPRING I: 1/22 - 3/10
CJ701 The Criminal Justice System & Process Online Abbott, Sarah
CJ702 Critical Legal Issues in Crim Justice Online DeBole, Paul
CJ705 Criminal Justice Leadership & Management Online Beaudry, Mark
CJ709 Research Methods & Statistical Analysis Online Weeks, Ed
CJ732 Cybercrime & Data Security Online Beaudry, Mark
CJ740 Theories of Violence & Aggression Online MacMaster, Shawn
SPRING 2: 3/23 - 5/11
CJ703 Advanced Criminological Thought Online Abbott, Sarah
CJ704 Ethical Theory & Criminal Justice Policy Online Wallace, Kellie
CJ706 Advanced Applied Forensics Online Farrah, Kim
CJ709 Research Methods & Statistical Analysis Online Zawisza, Tom
CJ730 Terrorism & Homeland Security Online Duckworth, Neal
CJ751 Victimology Online Weeks, Ed

Admission Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University's Criminal Justice Certificate must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and demonstrate through academic background and/or work experience the ability to succeed in graduate studies. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission.  The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score. 

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework *
  3. A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school
  4. Resume

A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates with fewer than 3 years of professional work experience.*

Contact us:

The Office of Graduate Enrollment
Lasell University
1844 Commonwealth Ave. 
Newton, MA 02466