Online Master’s Degrees in Public Safety Management
Graduates of this program may either seek employment or enroll in a doctoral degree program. Master’s-level graduates may gain a career in security, law enforcement, public administration, emergency management, and government.
- Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
- Program Length: One to two years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 9% (2010-2020)*
The curriculum for master’s-level public safety management programs may include major coursework and electives in the student’s chosen specialty. These courses may teach students how to manage crisis situations, maintain a safe working environment, and coordinate emergency agencies during an emergency situation. Core online public safety management classes may include the following:
- Disaster Planning and Management
- Environmental Protection Management
- Risk Analysis
- Management Principles and Practices
- Police Executive Management
- Environmental Law and Enforcement
- Occupational Safety
Master’s-level graduates may gain employment in law enforcement, emergency management, fire safety, homeland security, and government agencies. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational health and safety specialist employment opportunities are projected to increase by 9% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
- Emergency Manager
- Homeland Security Analyst
- Forensic Investigator
- Police Captain
- Fire Chief
Those who successfully complete a master’s degree may have the opportunity to advance their studies by enrolling in a doctoral program. A doctoral degree in public safety management may provide enhanced leadership and emergency management skills.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*
- MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
- MS in Criminal Justice - Corrections
For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.
- Master of Arts in Homeland Security
Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.
- Master of Public Administration in Emergency Management and Homeland Security