Fairleigh Dickinson University Proposed Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management

Fairleigh Dickinson University Proposed Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management

FairleighDickinsonUniversity – Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management Administration

The Emergency Management Administration certificate requires 18 credits comprising of six classes that are three credits each. The program is intended for students who are community leaders at the municipal, county, state, or federal level who are involved or plan to be involved in policy making, planning, implementation, and administration of the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The student is given the opportunity to learn to create customized maps using a Geographic Information System (GIS) class. Each class provides detailed information in an area of emergency management useful in response and recovery to disasters such as GIS, disaster recovery and organizational continuity, and environmental response and reporting. The latest structures such as the National Incident Management System are taught. The certificate also teaches people in mitigating such events by assessing threats, communicating vulnerabilities, and coordinating with others to form and implement a plan. Classes include a broad spectrum of issues and potential solutions in community threat and risk analysis, as well as emergency management. The program maintains a focus on both the traditional and emerging systems which includes coalitions of countries or public and private groups preparing and responding to tsunamis, earthquakes, and other multinational events.

To date, the University has received $1.5 million in funding from the National Guard Bureau, which supported the development of twelve courses and three certificates.

Students will choose any six of the following courses:

Choose six courses from the following:

MADS 6617 – Emergency Management & Safety Administration
MADS 6633 – GIS and Emergency Administration
MADS 6634 – Community Threat Assessment & Risk Analysis
MADS 6636 – Global Preparedness for Catastrophic Emergencies
MADS 6647 – Organizational Planning & Risk Communications
MADS 6648 – Disaster Recovery & Organizational Continuity
MADS 6715 – Global Terrorism & Emergency Management Preparedness

The minimum number of students per class is five.

Fairleigh Dickinson University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

For more information:

Contact: Ronald Calissi, Esq., Executive Associate Dean

Off-Campus Credit Program

Fairleigh Dickinson University

1000 River Road (H-DH2-13)

Teaneck, NJ07666

Phone: (202) 692-6520

Fax: (201) 692-7179


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