Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Co-Chair: Dr. Susannah Ali, MPA Director
Co-Chair: Dr. N. Emel Ganapati
The Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management is designed to provide critical analytic skills to “first-responders” and those in related fields. The certificate will help professionals navigate a complex intergovernmental policy framework with an eye to best practice allocation of scarce local and regional resources devoted to preventing or mitigating the potential impacts of natural and manmade perils.
Coursework will focus on the roles and responsibilities of public, nonprofit, and private organizations in the context of South Florida’s vulnerable operating environment. The content of this certificate is aligned with FIU’s urban mission of providing engaged learning in its service are as well as the Departmental mission of our accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA) program which primary student body is in the local government sector.