Online Master of Public Safety Leadership and Administration – Executive Police Administration
Arizona State University’s Master of Public Safety Leadership and Administration with a concentration in executive police administration aims to prepare you for an influential career in law enforcement administration. You’ll gain skills in problem-solving and analysis to investigate and implement crime-reduction strategies in the communities you serve.
Next start date: 03/11/2024
Total classes: 11
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 33
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Advance your career with a master’s in executive police administration
This master’s concentration incorporates a range of holistic perspectives to help you become a better collaborator, problem-solver and leader within law enforcement administration. This program encourages you to investigate the underlying causes of crime. You’ll also learn how to think through strategies to prevent and reduce crime and create strong and resilient communities.
Courses provide a solid foundation in data analysis, organizational leadership, public policy and administration. With these skills, you’ll be prepared to be a positive agent of change within police departments and law enforcement agencies.
What is law enforcement administration? Do I need a master's degree for executive roles?
Law enforcement administration organizes and ensures police departments operate according to standards and legal requirements. Administering a police department or other emergency service unit requires in-depth knowledge of the fields of law, public service and emergency management. It also requires a strong ability to understand the needs of your staff and community.
If you’re looking to lead in law enforcement administration, a law enforcement degree will help you gain the skills and experience needed to compete with other qualified candidates for the job.
Police leadership and management courses
Throughout this master’s in executive police administration concentration, you’ll complete courses covering a variety of topics, ranging from public policy to public budgeting and finance. This program culminates with a capstone course in which you’ll complete an applied project of your choosing.
Geographic Information Systems and Analysis
Program Evaluation for Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Public Budgeting and Finance
Public Human Resource Management
Criminal Justice Planning and Program Evaluation
Seminar in Criminal Justice
Seminar in Criminal Justice Organization and Management
The police administration roles you’ll be prepared for
This master’s in executive police administration concentration equips you to perform managerial duties in federal, state, local, territorial and tribal law enforcement agencies. You’ll also be prepared for probation and parole, child support services, homeland security and allied security professions. Career examples include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
Applicants for the executive police administration master’s degree must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
Nationally recognized public service programs
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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