Urban Policy Innovations
Co-Chair: Dr. Shaoming Cheng, Department Chair
Co-Chair: Dr. Susanah Ali, MPA Director
The Graduate Certificate in Urban Policy Innovations is designed to provide critical analytical and policymaking skills to public and nonprofit leaders and professionals. It prepares them to identify, analyze, and develop innovative policy solutions for urban issues and challenges in areas of, including but not limited to, housing, transportation, economic development, urban revitalization, sustainability and resilience, smart growth, social equity, law enforcement and crime, climate change, and health care.
The certificate is devoted to developing the next generation of problem solvers, policy innovators, and public leaders. It provides professional training and career preparation for those seeking careers and advancements in the design, implementation, evaluation, and advocacy of public policies, as analysts, consultants, and elected officials in the local, state, and federal governments. The content of this certificate is aligned with FIU’s urban mission of providing inclusive learning and with the mission of the NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA) program which develops quality workforce in public policy, administration and management. This certificate program is open to degree seeking students only.