Online Master of Public Safety Leadership and Administration – Executive Police Administration
A Master of Arts in Public Safety Leadership and Administration with a concentration in executive police administration can set you up for an influential career in law enforcement administration. With this master’s degree, you’ll gain skills in problem-solving and analysis to investigate and implement crime-reduction strategies in the communities you serve.
Next start date: 08/18/2022
Total classes: 11
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 33
Degree questions, answered.
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A law enforcement degree to advance your policing career
The online master’s in public safety leadership and administration with a concentration in executive police administration incorporates a range of holistic perspectives to help you become a better collaborator, problem-solver and leader within law enforcement administration. The program encourages you to investigate the underlying causes of crime. You’ll also learn to think through strategies to prevent and reduce crime and to create strong and resilient communities.
The Master of Public Safety Leadership and Administration provides a solid foundation in data analysis, organizational management and leadership, and 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 to get a job?
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 about 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 are seeking to lead in law enforcement administration, a law enforcement degree will help you gain the skills and experience you need to compete with other qualified candidates for the job.
Will my executive police 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 police administration will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.
Policing and law administration classes
You’ll take courses covering a variety of topics, from public policy to public budgeting and finance. You’ll also complete courses within the executive police administration concentration. The program culminates with a capstone course in which you’ll complete an applied project of your choosing.
Program Evaluation for Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Geographic Information Systems and Analysis
Public Budgeting and Finance
Public Human Resource Management
Seminar in Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Planning and Program Evaluation
Seminar in Criminal Justice Organization & Management
What jobs can I get with a law enforcement degree?
This master’s program will equip 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.
Application requirements for the executive police administration degree concentration
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.
Join the school that puts community health and safety first
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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