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CRSCAD hosted the conference “Rebuilding Sustainable Communities in Afghanistan: The Way Forward” in 2015. (Image by: Mr. Najim M. Azadzoi, Afghan Architect and CRSCAD International Board Advisor)
February 16, 2017

UMass Boston global post-disaster studies certificate No. 6 in nation

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Certificate earns UMass Boston No. 6 spot on list of best online homeland security programs

The online resource says UMass Boston has the sixth best online homeland security program in the country.

UMass Boston’s Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters offers an 18-credit Global Post-Disaster Studies Certificate through the College of Advancing and Professional Studies. Adenrele Awotona is the director of both the certificate program and the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters, which is located in the McCormack Graduate School.

He’s delighted by the No. 6 ranking.

“The Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters is fully committed to further growing our program to ensure that concerned world citizens would continue to be able to specialize in post-disaster rebuilding with emphasis on the needs of vulnerable populations, including children, women, the elderly, people with disabilities, the poor, and the marginalized in our communities everywhere,” Awotona said.

UMass Boston and the other schools on’s 26 Best Homeland Security Schools Online list were ranked on coursework, relevance to Homeland Security careers, accreditation, and academic reputation.

UMass Boston’s Global Post-Disaster Studies Certificate is a graduate-level certificate program which can be completed in two to four semesters. Students can also choose to just take some of the available courses. Course topics include climate change, public health, and emergency and disaster management.