Study Courses Relevant to Today’s Law Enforcement Environment
Our 31-unit curriculum is designed and taught by law enforcement leaders
This online degree program is designed for busy law enforcement, public safety, and criminal justice professionals who are seeking career advancement or management positions and need to develop leadership and management skills. The program is also ideal for current law enforcement leaders nearing retirement and preparing for their second career.
The 31-unit program consists of eleven courses including a Capstone course. View the list of courses below, or download a PDF of all courses included in the MS in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership program.
Program Learning Outcomes
The curriculum is designed to achieve the following learning outcomes, in addition to the graduate learning outcomes shared across all of USD’s Master’s level programs.
- Develop, apply and integrate leadership skills that promote ethics and integrity
- Assess, apply and integrate cornerstone communication, financial and legal skills essential to law enforcement and public safety leadership in the 21st century.
- Assess and apply social-science research methodology, information search strategies (information literacy skills), and statistical analyses to crime and crime-related problems, as well as public safety institutions.
- Critically understand and assess the complex and multifaceted problem of crime and issues facing public safety institutions in diverse contemporary society.