Master of Public Safety Leadership and Administration

The Master of Public Safety Leadership and Administration is a graduate degree program designed primarily for public safety professionals. An advanced degree is an important key to career progression within public safety administration. Those with an advanced degree have an advantage that makes a difference as they seek to advance in their professions - a practical understanding of public safety organization administration. Graduates of this program should expect to find employment and advancement in all levels of government agencies from local to as well as the private sector.

Degree Awarded: 
Master of Public Safety Leadership and Administration
College of Public Programs
Additional Program Fee: 
Second Language Requirement: 
Requirement description: 

Degree(s): Minimum of a bachelor's or master's degree in Criminology, Public Administration, Sociology, Public Safety, Social Work, Parks and Recreation Management, Applied Sciences, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited College or University.

GPA: Minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.0=A) in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program. Minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.0 = A) in the applicable Master's degree.

English Proficiency Requirement for International Applicants: The English proficiency requirements are the same as the Graduate Education requirement.

Required Admission Examinations: None

Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation

Admission Requirements: 

Required Core Courses: 24 hours

PAF 503 Public Affairs 3
PAF 506 Public Budgeting and Finance 3
PAF 507 Public Human Resource Management 3
PAF 508 Organization Behavior 3
CRJ 501 Seminar in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 510 Criminal Justice Planning and Program Evaluation 3
CRJ 511 Applied Data Analysis in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 516 Seminar in Criminal Justice Organization and Management 3

Electives: 3 hours (choose one course)

PAF 522 Public Labor Relations 3
PAF 531 Community Conflict Resolution 3
PAF 574 Diversity, Ethics and Leading Public Change 3
CRJ 512 Seminar in Policing 3
CRJ 513 Seminar in Courts and Sentencing 3
CRJ 514 Seminar in Corrections 3
CRJ 518 Seminar on Race/Ethnicity, Crime and Justice 3
CRJ 521 Seminar on the Nature of Crime 3
PAF/CRJ Other PAF or CRJ 400 or 500 level courses with advisor approval 3

Culminating Experience: 3 hours

PAF 509 Public Affairs Capstone OR
CRJ 505 Theory and Practice in Criminal Justice (capstone)

Total required credit hours: 30