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.

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


This curriculum provides the fundamentals for those interested in criminal justice and emergency and crisis management professions.

The curriculum is comprised of 15 credits (5 courses). 

  • 9 credits (3 courses) required
  • 6 credits (2 courses) electives
    • Electives can be drawn from any courses offered within the Criminal Justice degree program and specific courses from graduate offerings in Management and Communication approved by Graduate and Professional Studies in consultation with Criminal Justice Faculty.

Crisis & Emergency Management
3 credits
Risk Management & Planning
3 credits
Crisis Communication
3 credits


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.

No GMAT/GRE scores are required for admission. 

International Students need to submit English equivalency from one of the following: TOEFL scores: minimum required score is 80 (iBT) or IELTS, minimum required score is 6.0; or Pearson PTE Academic minimum score is 53; or Duolingo minimum required score is 105. The English equivalency scores 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.


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

Contact us:

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