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Millersville University has announced a new graduate certificate in Space Weather and Environment: Science, Policy and Communication.

“This new program is for broadcast meteorologists and other science-casters, as well as emergency responders, search and rescue personnel, reconnaissance workers, business and industry management, commercial space services providers, and military and airline personnel, ” explains Dr. Rich Clark, chair of Earth Sciences at Millersville University and program coordinator for the new certification program.

This new graduate certificate program is fully online for professionals who want to build or expand their knowledge base or competency in the area of space weather. The curriculum includes courses in natural hazards, the origins of space weather, impacts of space weather, decision-support and space weather broadcast and communications.

“We saw the need for a program with contemporary curriculum that will help people ranging from science policy advisors to military and contract personnel to the business community. This is definitely a workforce development idea that will give our students an edge with being competitive. The certificate will enhance their ability to compete in our worldwide, knowledge-based economy. Millersville has become a national leader in promoting space weather at the undergraduate level, and this is a natural step in building out this effort,” say Clark.

The certificate is a 15 credit-hour program that is fully online and doable in one year. For more information contact Dr. Clark at Richard.Clark@Millersville.edu or 717-871-7434 or 717-871-4359.

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