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Public Safety and Homeland SecurityOur MA in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals prepares students to meet the challenges we face in a post-9/11 world, including preventing crime and terrorist attacks, protecting against human and natural hazards, and managing large-scale safety plans for both the public and private sectors. n Fast and flexible-The program can be completed in two years from the convenience of your home or office, with the majority of coursework online and only six on-campus weekend residencies. n Developed and taught by leaders in the field-Our faculty members are at the forefront of the profession, with diverse backgrounds and experiences with a variety of organizations, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); state and local police, fire, and public health organizations; and corporate security firms. n Unique programming, unique partnerships-One of the select few universities to partner with the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security, giving students access to their curriculum, distance learning technology, Homeland Security Digital Library, and other resources. "Leadership is important in all situations. But equally, if not more important, are managers who know how to use their expertise and use transferable skills to address any situation." -Joseph F. Ryan, PhD,Professor and Chair of the Homeland Security and Public Safety program, is a national expert on community policing. A 25-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, he has acted as an expert on police management, community policing, and on preparedness strategies for all hazards.MA in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security ProfessionalsSee full curriculum on page College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Programs

Public AdministrationWhether you are looking to take on a managerial role in the fast-growing fields of health care, government, or nonprofit, Dyson offers a variety of programs that prepare you to be a leader in public administration. Our Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Joint MPA/JD degrees offer concentrations that prepare students for managerial careers in the fastest-growing areas of the national economy: environmental management, government, health care and not-for-profit management.n Quick and convenient-The MPA can be completed at our White Plains Campus in as little as 18 months full-time, or part-time in four years or less.n Designed to help you obtain public and not-for-profit positions-Through a multi-pronged curriculum, MPA graduates qualify for positions that require strong analytical and administrative skills, management expertise, and in-depth knowledge in specific policy areas. The close interaction with local government agencies, health care entities and the non-profit sector provides a unique work/study program for students in their specialized fields. n Unique programming, unique partnerships-The MPA program's Center for Health Care Policy Education and Research sponsors conferences on key issues that are free to students, and works with the Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management, which conducts public policy research and executive training.n Certificate programs available-For professionals looking to enhance their credentials, 15-credit certificates are offered in Not-for-Profit Management, Health Care Policy and Management, and Long Term Care Management and Practice."The professors had the ability to take the various experiences that people in the classroom brought and expand it so that not only do you understand the practicalities, but also the applications." - Andrea Stewart-Cousins, BS '86, MPA '08 New York State SenatorMaster of Public Administration (MPA) | Joint JD/MPASee full curriculum on page Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Programs 11