Public Safety

The Master of Professional Studies with the concentration in public safety is an interdisciplinary program of study designed to provide the public safety professional with leadership and strategic management tools to lead and serve in one of the nation’s growing professions. The focus of the program is to provide these professionals with the opportunity to develop important skills in risk assessment and disaster preparations, crisis response, public safety leadership, research and administration in the various components of law enforcement, homeland security, emergency management, and other public service systems that include local, state, and federal agencies. This degree also has an embedded certificate in public safety.

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Admissions Requirements

In the Master of Professional Studies degree, there are several concentrations available. Students seeking admission to all of the Professional Studies graduate programs are required to have:

    1. Undergraduate GPA: at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
    2. As well as one of the following conditions:
      1. Undergraduate GPA: at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
      2. GRE: a score of at least 146 on the verbal portion and 144 on the quantitative portion; or a combined score of 290 on the verbal and quantitative reasoning sections and at least a 3.5 in analytical writing
      3. Professional Work Experience: at least five years of professional work experience demonstrated through a portfolio (see further details below)

International students are required to demonstrate competency in spoken and written English by taking appropriate standardized tests. See accepted standardized tests and minimum required scores »

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Degree Details

Degree: Master of Professional Studies
Major: Professional Studies
Concentration: Public Safety

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