Public Safety Leadership and Administration (Online)

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Submit The Graduate School Application. A nonrefundable application fee of $75.00 is required. 


Requirements: The Graduate School

A student applying for admission to a graduate program at the University of Maryland must meet the following minimum admission criteria as established by the Graduate School.

  • Applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution.
  • Applicants must have earned a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in all prior undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • Applicants must provide an official copy of a transcript for all of their post-secondary work.
  • Applicants should review The Graduate School Application Process.
  • International applicants must follow The Graduate School International Admissions Process.

Requirements: Program-Specific

Additional program-specific requirements and deadlines may be found on the program’s application page. Each program has a specific major code which must be used when applying.

Other Considerations

  • Students who successfully complete requirements for the GC-Criminal Justice Administration or GC-Leadership in Diverse Organizations may apply these credits towards the MPS-Public Safety Leadership and Administration if the student applies and is admitted to the MPS program. If applying within a five-year period of completion, students do not need to re-submit accompanying application materials or pay the application fee.
  • The Golden Identification Program is not eligible for Continuing Education Programs (Graduate, Post-Baccalaureate, Non-Credit Learning) administered through the Office of Extended Studies. See Golden ID Program.


Official transcripts are required. A PDF of the unofficial transcript, however, may be used to accompany the online application.  If official transcripts are not submitted at the time of application, students receive provisional admission.  Official transcripts must be submitted to receive full admission.  Such notification is provided in the Graduate School’s admission letter/email; no additional reminders are sent.  Failure to submit official transcripts by the end of your first semester results in a registration block.  The Graduate School removes the block when official transcripts have been received.  Send official transcripts to: Enrollment Services Operation, 0130 Mitchell Building, 7999 Regents Drive, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742.

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