Online Master of Public Safety Leadership and Administration – Executive Fire Administration

Advance your skills in emergency management and planning with a Master of Arts in Public Safety Leadership and Administration with a concentration in executive fire administration. Learn to manage the budget and personnel within your fire services department, and how public policy can reduce risk for entire communities.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/18/2022


Total classes: 11

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 33

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Why earn an executive fire administration degree concentration?

Prepare to become an agent of positive change within a fire service department with the Master of Public Safety Leadership and Administration with a concentration in executive fire administration. In this program, you’ll gain skills in data analysis, organizational management and leadership, and public policy and administration.

What will I learn in an executive fire administration master’s program concentration?

In this master’s degree in public safety leadership and administration with a concentration in executive fire administration, you’ll learn to navigate fire and emergency services as a manager to reduce risk and preserve the safety of the communities your fire services division protects. You’ll learn about the function and impact of budgeting and finance; emergency services operations analysis; fire and emergency services innovation; and public policy.

What is a public safety and leadership administration program?

Public safety administration leaders manage and coordinate the delivery of emergency response services. These professionals work behind-the-scenes to enable fire, police and other crisis response workers to provide effective, life-saving support to communities in need.

Will my executive fire administration degree concentration say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Master of Arts in Public Safety Leadership and Administration. Your concentration in executive fire administration will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.

Executive fire administration degree concentration courses

As part of this master’s program, you’ll take courses covering a variety of topics, from organization behavior to public policy and finance. You’ll also complete courses within the executive fire administration concentration. The program culminates with a capstone course in which you’ll complete an applied project of your choosing.


Required

Program Evaluation for Emergency Management and Homeland Security


Required

Geographic Information Systems and Analysis


Required

Public Budgeting and Finance


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Public Human Resource Management


Required

Organization Behavior


Concentration

Leadership for Innovation in Public Fire Services


Concentration

Emergency Services Operations Analysis and Planning


Concentration

Community Resilience


What can I do with a fire administration degree concentration?

Graduates with a public safety leadership and administration with a concentration in executive fire administration degree are well-equipped to drive innovation from the upper levels of fire service in federal, state and local fire departments and emergency management agencies.

Fire inspector

Fire investigator

Fire prevention and protection engineer

Firefighter supervisor

Municipal firefighter

Join leaders in fire management and public safety

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Join leaders in fire management and public safety

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Admission requirements for the executive fire administration degree concentration

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Application requirements

Join a school leading in emergency leadership

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a comprehensive public service college dedicated to addressing social problems through teaching, research and service. Our public service programs, from public policy, to social work, to criminal justice, to emergency management, are designed to help prepare our diverse student body to make a difference in the community.

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Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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