2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin

Emergency Management Studies, Advanced Certificate

Program Coordinator: Professor Lucia Velotti

The advanced certificate program offers advanced instruction related to theory, legal structure, federal doctrine, and practice of emergency management. The advanced certificate addresses the five phases of emergency management: prepare, respond, recover, mitigate, and prevent.  It includes courses that deal with the history of emergency management and disasters, legal frameworks and intergovernmental aspects of emergency management, and the role of private and non-profit organizations in disaster response. The program incorporates preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural, as well as man-made, disasters. Both public and private perspectives are recognized.  Students must complete the introductory course, three courses in advanced emergency management topics and the 1-credit seminar course.

Requirements for the Certificate Program

Required Courses

PMT 711Introduction to Emergency Management


PMT 725Seminar in Emergency Management and Response


PMT 763Emergency Management: Preparedness


PMT 764Managing Response to Large-Scale Incidents


Total Credit Hours:10


Select one course:

PMT 760Emergency Management: Mitigation and Recovery


PMT 762Business Continuity Planning


Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 13

For additional information about the Advanced Certificate in Emergency Management Studies, please contact Professor Lucia Velotti at 646-781-5116 or lvelotti@jjay.cuny.edu.