Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM)

Degree Awarded


Offering Campus

UH West Oʻahu

Delivery Method


Program Description

The Certificate Program in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM) provides students and practitioners in the field of disaster preparedness and emergency management with a broad range of administrative skills and knowledge required in the growing and challenging areas of disaster preparedness, emergency management, and homeland security. The Certificate can be earned as a self-standing credential and may also be used as a part of a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration at the University of Hawaiʻi West-Oʻahu (UHWO). The Bachelor's degree includes on-campus classes.

The UHWO DPEM courses meet the requirements of Federal Emergency Management Institute's Higher Education Project, and this certificate is approved by FEMA within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Hawaiʻi State Board of Regents.



Contact for Program

Student Services Office
Phone: (808) 689-2900 or toll free 1-866-299-8656
Email: uhwo.admissions@hawaii.edu
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