The Masters of Public Administration in Emergency and Disaster Management is an advanced degree program, which opens new career tracks for recent college graduates as well as those looking to change careers, and further develops the knowledge base of professionals already working in the field. Comprehensive emergency and disaster management is a complex field that requires expertise in multiple areas. This highly-specialized degree will cover the planning, management, logistics, response, relief, recovery, and economics associated with managing emergency situations.
About this Program
The Masters of Public Administration in Emergency and Disaster Management is an advanced degree program which opens new career tracks for recent college graduates as well as those looking to change careers, and further develops the knowledge base of professionals already working in the field. Comprehensive emergency and disaster management is a complex field that requires expertise in multiple areas. This highly-specialized degree will cover the planning, management, logistics, response, relief, recovery, and economics associated with managing emergency situations. This is a 16-month Master's degree requiring completion of 45 credits over four semesters of study. Included in the tuition and curriculum is an on-site study component which consists of a 7-10 day on-site excursion. To accommodate working professionals, classes meet on Friday evenings and Saturday.
This unique program integrates the College's Purpose-Centered System of Education where the student will develop actual comprehensive emergency management plans that functions as a real-world consulting assignment. This is done as a group project, with the students working together to develop a single, comprehensive, emergency management plan for an actual non-profit organization. The professor serves as "Project Manager" and students are assigned particular responsibilities based on their expertise and availability. MCNY is a member of the Homeland Security/Defense Education Consortium overseen by NORAD/USNORTHCOM.
Over 16 months, our graduate students explore the complex world of emergency and disaster management issues and learn the critical-thinking and decision-making skills necessary to support and supervise comprehensive, integrated and effective management in the event of a natural, system-wide, or human-induced crisis. Through assessment of a broad range of modern disasters and complex emergency situations, the program provides students with a working knowledge of needs, preparedness, service delivery systems, impact on communities, decision-making, and ethics.
The following are additional statistics from the NYS Department of Labor. They seem to be more available for New York and vicinity now, not just the entire state. In New York City and the surrounding region, employment prospects for business degree graduates (undergraduate and graduate) are very favorable. For example, the mean salary for accountants and auditors is $74,000. In addition, jobs are projected to be plentiful for supervisors of office and administrative support workers. The same holds true for booking, accounting and auditing clerks at beginning salaries of $38,400.
An increase was projected in positions for Compensation and Benefits Managers and Job Analysis Specialists ranging from approximately $64,000 - $113,000 through 2016. As an aside (for placement in the human services information), Social and Community Service Managers with a Bachelor's degree-employment prospects between now and 2016 are extremely favorable, with salaries reaching $77,000 per annum. With regard to employment in the area of Homeland Readiness and Security, there are several areas of occupation associated with the Department of Homeland Security as follows: the United States Coast Guard: Customs and Border Protection (CBP); the Federal Emergency Management Agency;Â the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC); the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); Federal Protection Service (FPS); the United States Secret Service; and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Many of these positions are in and around NYC. In addition, jobs in law enforcement continue to be plentiful in the following areas: officers at the NYC Department of Corrections (DOC). The department employees over 9,500 uniformed staff and 1,400 civilian staff. In order to obtain these positions, candidates must have completed 60 college credits.
Last updated January 31, 2018