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Campus Crisis Management Graduate Certificate

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Certificate Overview Open Accordion
Campus crisis management training, online certificate

Get prepared with campus crisis management training

Equip yourself with the practical skills needed to prepare for and deal with crises during this five-course series in campus crisis management. As a higher education professional, you will likely find yourself playing a key role in these kinds of situations, regardless of whether it's written into your formal job description. CSU's online crisis management training helps you become more effective in that role, enabling you to contribute to and shape crisis management plans.

Gain the skills to plan ahead and respond to crisis situations

From natural disasters to student illness outbreaks, emergencies happen every day. Being able to plan ahead, as well as respond when crises arise, can help minimize the impact on your students and your institution. You'll finish the certificate program with the skills to deal directly with the crisis, stakeholders involved, and the media through an understanding of:

  • Crisis management in schools and universities, including planning, prevention, response, and recovery.
  • Human relations skills across various educational settings.
  • Key laws and legal concepts applicable to American institutions of higher education.

Customize your crisis management certificate

Choose your electives to customize the curriculum to fit your career goals. Gain skills in student development theory, administration, or organizational behavior by taking classes in a convenient, online format. Review the certificate curriculum for more details.

Apply your credits toward a master's degree

This campus crisis management certificate is a companion to the online Student Affairs in Higher Education Master's Degree. The credits completed as part of this certificate can be applied toward the degree after formal admission per University transfer policies. Note that successful completion of the courses or certificate does not guarantee admission to the degree program.

Get started with a free course

If you’re unsure whether this profession would be a good fit, consider taking the Exploring the Student Affairs in Higher Education Profession free online course. If you’ve ever considered what it might be like to work in areas such as college admissions, campus recreation, enrollment services, housing and dining, or other student affairs departments, take this risk-free opportunity to learn more.

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Curriculum Open Accordion

To earn this certificate, you must complete a total of 15 credits. You must be admitted to this program for the certificate to appear on your official University transcript.

The following three courses are required:

Select two of the following elective courses:

A class taken in this certificate program cannot be applied to another certificate program.

You can complete the program in one year by taking two classes each semester, or two years by taking one class each semester (fall, spring, and summer).

How to Apply Open Accordion

Applications are reviewed as they are received. You can expect to be notified of your application status within two weeks of submitting all application materials.

Note: You may enroll in and complete courses before being admitted into this certificate program. However, to earn the certificate, you must be admitted into the program prior to completing the final course.

Start your application online and upload materials directly into the online system. You can save your progress and return any time.

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1Review Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA from all previously completed coursework

2 Complete Online Application

Complete the online graduate application and pay the nonrefundable application processing fee (payable online). As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. Your application will not be reviewed until it is complete and all required materials have been received.

  • Choose "Campus Crisis Management (Certificate) – Distance" when choosing the Program of Study. (Note: You must first select "Certificate" at the top.)

3 Request Transcripts

Request one official transcript from the institution where you earned your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts must be received directly from the originating institution to be considered official. Transcripts from Colorado State University are not required.

Electronic (preferred):
Digital Transcripts must be submitted by the originating institution using a secure service such as parchment, eScrip-Safe, the National Student Clearinghouse, or e-Quals. Transcripts received via emails are considered unofficial.

Use institution code 4075 for Colorado State University or if the secure service requires an email address.

Mail (if necessary):
Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

Check Your Application Status

View your application status at any time to ensure your application checklist is complete or to check on updates.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. You can expect to be notified of status within two weeks of submitting a complete application.

For International Applicants

Proof of English language proficiency is required for applicants from countries or United States territories where there are official languages other than (or in addition to) English. This includes the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Learn more about English language proficiency requirements.


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Program Details

$698 per credit
Same in-state tuition for all.
Learn more about financial aid and scholarships Tuition/fees are just part of the cost to attend CSU. Learn more about the full Cost of Attendance
Certificate Awarded
Graduate Certificate in Campus Crisis Management
Time Frame
Varies based on intensity of study and course availability
Admission Reqs.
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year institution.
  • 3.0 GPA on all undergraduate coursework

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