Program Requirements

Learning outcomes

Through completion of the program, students will develop professional knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Global Perspectives of Public Safety
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Communication
  • Organizational Theory and Behavior
  • Research, Analysis, and Problem Solving

Program plan

Core Requirements (18 hours)
PSLD 601 Multidisciplinary View of Theories and Models of Leadership
PSLD 604 Organizational Communication, Conflict Resolution, and Negotiations
PSLD 605 Leadership and Ethics in Public Safety
PSLD 606 Seminar on Terrorism
PSLD 607 Research Analysis
PSLD 799 Master Research Report plus a Comprehensive Examination

Elective Courses (12 hours)
Students may select three of the following courses:
CRJS 625 Special Topics in Public Safety
CRJS 630 Forensic Psychology
CRJS 631 History of Corrections and Jails
CRJS 632 Deviant Behavior: Crime, Conflict, and Interest Groups
CRJS 634 Nature of Crime and Justice in the 21st Century
PSLD 602 Comparative Studies in Public Safety
PSLD 625 Special Topics in Public Safety Leadership
PSLD 632 Internship
PSLD 701 Preparation, Execution, and Coordination of Disaster Response

Total Degree Requirements: 30

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