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The goal of our program is to provide the “Public Safety Professional” the opportunity to enhance their career through continued higher education.

You’ll learn to identify, analyze and resolve public safety management issues, including data analysis, legal issues, fiscal aspects, human resources and more.


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Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety Management

Our program is designed to provide advanced practical course work in the areas of emergency service-related management and supervision. 

Course options include:

  • Labor Relations
  • Personnel Systems
  • Fiscal Aspects of Public Safety
  • Legal Aspects of Emergency Services
  • Risk Reduction
  • Management of Emergency Services
  • Public Information
  • Response to Natural/Technological Events
  • Domestic Terrorism

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Bachelor's Degree Learning Outcomes

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Master's Degree 

Our master's degree provides advanced practical coursework in the areas of public safety and homeland security administration.

It is designed for public safety professionals who possess a bachelor’s degree in public safety, fire services, or other related disciplines, and have extensive work experience in the public safety industry.

Course options include:

  • Administrative Law
  • Emergency Management
  • Public Policy/Ethics
  • Executive Leadership
  • Critical Issues in Homeland Security
  • Dispute Resolution

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Master's degree learning outcomes

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If you've got an associate's degree, or 26 credit hours from an accredited college or university, or a documented background in a public safety career, this program can help you advance in a career that calls on your experience as a first responder, or your passion to join their ranks.

Students with backgrounds in Fire Safety Management, Emergency Medical Services or Emergency Medical Administration will find this program a useful extension of their training.

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