Master of Public Administration: Concentration in Public Safety

Our Public Safety concentration provides students with a focused background in local and state Public Safety, from the perspectives of Emergency Management, Criminal Justice, Fire Science, or National Security. 

Students must complete the list courses below:

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To complete this program, students must earn 36 credit hours. Many students are eligible for 3 credits of waivers toward completion as a result of work in public administration settings, but those who are not will complete a 3-credit focused practicum, PADM 6600.

  • PADM 6601 – Principles of Public Administration
  • PADM 6602 – Public Policy Formulation and Implementation
  • * PADM 6611 – Quantitative Methods in Public Admin
  • PADM 6620 – Personnel Administration and Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector
  • PADM 6625 – Administrative Behavior
  • PADM 6632 – Public Finance and Budgeting
  • * PADM 6635 – Political Economy
  • * PADM 6690 – Research Seminar
  • Advisor Approved Electives Courses

* Indicates required courses available only in the 15-week or full-term format. All other required courses are offered in the 6.5-7-week, or mini-term, format. Please note some electives are also 15-week courses.

In consultation with their academic advisor, students who choose this concentration must choose three courses (9 credits) from the array of graduate public safety courses offered by the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.

  • PADM 6670 – Grant Writing in the Public and Non-Profit Sector
  • PADM 6674 – Public Leadership
  • EMGT 6601 – Principles of Emergency Management
  • EMGT 6602 – Social Dimensions of Disaster
  • CJST 6631 – Investigations I
  • INVS 6622 – Bribery & Corruption Investigations
  • INVS 6607 – Supervising and Managing the Investigative Unit and Process

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