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The value of the Master of Arts in Public Safety Leadership and Administration degree program resides in its innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum and quality of instruction. This online degree prepares you, as a public safety professional, with the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and assume positions of leadership in public safety organizations.
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The Master of Arts in Public Safety Leadership and Administration (PSLA) degree promotes safer and healthier communities by preparing our students to engage in the effective management of emergency services. Our program contributes to the professional development of current or future practitioners as the next generation of leaders in law enforcement, fire protection, and emergency medical services. Our students serve communities across North America in public, private or nonprofit sector organizations. We offer a leading-edge program that addresses the complex array of 21st century challenges which require thoughtful and informed leadership. The 33-credit hour program can be completed in as little as one year. Students have the option to choose one concentration from the following:
The mission of the Master of Arts in Public Safety Leadership and Administration program is to prepare students to be an agent of positive change in public safety agencies, to enhance their capabilities in problem-solving, to assist their efforts in improving the collective well-being of our local communities, and to advance innovation in public safety and health services delivery. The program faculty and its students are committed to the pursuit of applied research that improves public safety delivery. Through teaching, research and service, the program assumes a major responsibility that it contributes to the health, safety and well-being of local communities.
For Graduate programs and certificates: All students are required to meet general university admission requirements. Some programs may have additional requirements for admission.