Accelerate Your Criminal Justice Career
Earn your Master’s degree in Law Enforcement Leadership
Designed for current law enforcement professionals who want to grow and lead, this 100% online, leadership-focused master’s degree program supports rapid career advancement by providing immediately practical skills and developing your management acumen.
In just 5 semesters, you’ll learn organizational leadership, analytical skills, critical thinking strategies, legal awareness, financial and budgetary acumen, and superb communication abilities – all in a flexible online format.
Created by law enforcement, for law enforcement
Developed in collaboration with law enforcement associations, USD’s M.S. in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership goes far beyond a traditional criminal justice education by focusing on contemporary issues and refining the skills needed to address today’s law enforcement challenges. A defining characteristic of our program is our faculty, comprised of experienced criminal justice professionals with experience ranging from police chief to district attorney to a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marines.
If you’re ready to distinguish yourself as a leader in law enforcement, contact us to see if you qualify for this unique graduate learning experience.
Who’s this degree for?
- Members of police, sheriff, corrections
- Public safety
- Campus law enforcement
- Border and customs patrol
- Military organizations
- Crime prevention, crime analytics, and community outreach
Why University of San Diego?
- Top 100 nationally ranked university (U.S. News and World Report)
- Curriculum designed with collaboration from police and sheriff association leadership and other law enforcement and public safety organizations
- Develop and practice skills central to your current job through applied skills-based learning
- 100% online degree provides flexibility for busy professionals
- Complete the degree in just 20 months
- Accomplished practitioner faculty and professors with extensive criminal justice and leadership experience
- Strong networking opportunities through online collaboration and learning teams
- Top tier USD education supports rapid career advancement