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Online Master of Science in Public Safety Administration

Lead the Next Generation of First Responders

Navigate the complex challenges of public safety at the local, state and federal levels through applied theories and practices surrounding risk management and crisis intervention. The online MS in Public Safety Administration program teaches you the unique nuances of managing public safety and leading teams in this evolving field.

 

Degree Highlights:

  • 100% online format
  • Complete within 2 years
  • Prestigious alumni community
  • Networking opportunities

Why choose Lewis University?

  • Relatable and engaging coursework that provides you with the ethical framework to influence your decision-making as a social justice and public safety professional.
  • Experienced faculty who are actively serving on the front lines of public safety leadership.
  • Online learning format is convenient and effective allowing you to pursue your advanced professional goals without interrupting your current career.

Program Outcomes

  • Expand your skills in creative thinking and innovative problem-solving
  • Communicate effectively within your department, outside agencies and the public
  • Learn to develop new leaders within your organization
  • Successfully manage complex budgets, allocate resources and analyze data
  • Earn a coveted position in the private sector

Career Outlook

Professionals with an M.S. in Public Safety Administration can apply their dynamic skills to a number of vital positions in government and corporate security, such as:

  • Air Marshal
  • Border Patrol Agent 
  • Conservation Officer
  • Crisis Response Manager
  • Customs Officer
  • Environment Protection Specialist
  • Loss Prevention
  • Natural Disaster Response Administrator
  • Police Officer
  • Pollution Control Technician
  • Security Operations Manager

Coursework

Core Courses (36 credit hours) 

  • Public Safety Administration and Management
  • Fiscal Management for Public Safety Administrators
  • Public Safety Leadership – Theory and Practice
  • Public Safety Training - Management and Development
  • Ethics, Integrity and Social Responsibility
  • Public Safety Law and Civil Liability
  • Labor Relations in the Public Sector
  • Human Resources Development
  • Multicultural Diversity
  • Organizational Behavior in Public Safety Systems
  • Research Methods I
  • Research Methods II

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Master’s in Public Administration online must meet the following admissions requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with one of the following:
    • A major in Criminal/Social Justice, Fire Science, or Private Security, OR
    • Another major with a concentration of 12 semester credit hours related to Criminal/Social Justice, Fire Science, or Private Security, OR
    • Be currently serving as a Criminal/Social Justice, Fire Service, or Private Security practitioner with a minimum of five years of experience
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. In some cases, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Related Programs

In addition to the MS in Public Safety Administration, Lewis University also offers the following online master’s degree programs:

Rankings and Accreditation

  • Named a Top 25 “Regional Midwest University” by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Named one of the “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review
  • Named a Top 5 Best Value Private College in the Midwest by Great Value Colleges
  • Ranked 14 for Best Colleges for Adult Students by Best Colleges
  • Nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for the seventh consecutive year
  • Ranked #1 Among Private Colleges in Illinois – Best for Vets by Military Times
  • Designated Military Friendly School by GI Jobs
  • Accredited by, and a member of, the Higher Learning Commission

Begin Leading Now

To learn more about the MS in Public Administration online, complete the form to the right to request more information or contact the admissions office at (866) 967-7046.

Online Master of Science in Public Safety Administration

Lead the Next Generation of First Responders

Navigate the complex challenges of public safety at the local, state and federal levels through applied theories and practices surrounding risk management and crisis intervention. The online MS in Public Safety Administration program teaches you the unique nuances of managing public safety and leading teams in this evolving field.

 

Degree Highlights:

  • 100% online format
  • Complete within 2 years
  • Prestigious alumni community
  • Networking opportunities

Named one of the “Best in the Midwest” for 2015 by The Princeton Review

Program Outcomes

  • Expand your skills in creative thinking and innovative problem-solving
  • Communicate effectively within your department, outside agencies and the public
  • Learn to develop new leaders within your organization
  • Successfully manage complex budgets, allocate resources and analyze data
  • Earn a coveted position in the private sector

Related Programs

In addition to the MS in Public Safety Administration, Lewis University also offers the following online master’s degree programs:

  • Criminal/Social Justice
  • Organizational Leadership

Why choose Lewis University?

  • Receive a personalized education
  • Coursework is relatable and engaging
  • Learn from experienced faculty
  • Convenient online learning format

Begin Leading Now

To learn more about the MS in Public Administration online, complete the form to the right to request more information or contact the admissions office at (866) 967-7046.

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