Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership

University of San Diego Online Law Enforcement Master’s Degree Program Ranked One of the Nation’s Best Gives High Marks to USD Law Enforcement & Public Safety Leadership Degree 

January 2018  – has ranked University of San Diego’s online Master of Science in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership as one of the nation’s very best in its annual review of top online master’s degree programs in the field of law enforcement administration.

“This ranking signifies two things,” said Erik Drew Fritsvold, PhD, academic coordinator for the USD program. “First, it is a true testament to the quality work being produced by students in the USD Law Enforcement Leadership program. Second, it reflects just how deeply engaged faculty are with the curriculum and how invested that they are in our students and in student learning.  And while this ranking is a feather in our collective cap, we see it as motivation to vigorously push forward to continue to provide the best service and best educational experience that we possibly can.”

The report from explained that its rankings are “intended to inform and guide prospective students toward institutions that provide a quality education and a meaningful learning experience at an affordable cost.” University of San Diego was ranked No. 2, just behind Michigan State University.

The report noted that experienced law enforcement professionals can enhance their career prospects and earning potential by obtaining a master’s degree, and that front-line supervisors with an advanced degree can earn introductory salaries up $84,000 per year.

The USD program — taught by a faculty of experienced law enforcement, criminal justice and military professionals — engages each student on a broad spectrum of curriculum topics that include organizational leadership, analytical skills, critical-thinking and conflict-resolution strategies, legal awareness, financial/budgetary acumen, superior communication abilities and more.

The highly interactive online format is ideal for working law enforcement professionals because it offers flexibility to balance each student’s academic schedule around the demands of their law enforcement duties and family life. The degree can be completed in 20 months.

About the Master’s Degree in Law Enforcement Leadership                                             

Developed in collaboration with law enforcement associations, USD’s M.S. in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership online degree program 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. To speak to an enrollment advisor call (888) 832-0239.