Public Safety Leadership and Administration (Online)

MPS-Public Safety Leadership and Administration

Plan | Learning Outcomes

Plan of Study

The MPS-Public Safety Leadership and Administration is a 30-credit (ten 3-credit courses) graduate program designed to be completed in 18 months of continuous study.  Courses have no prerequisites and students may take courses in any order.  It is recommended, however, that foundational courses be completed early.  Below is an example of a plan of study for fall admission.  Students should use this as a guide to develop a plan with the program director. 

The program uses the semester academic calendar:  fall and spring semester (16 weeks each) and Summer Session (two 6-week sessions). See Approved Semester Calendars for a specific academic year start and end dates. Online content is delivered through UMD’s online learning environment.

Specific class meeting information (days and time) is posted on UMD’s online schedule of classes, Testudo.

MPS-Public Safety Leadership and Administration: Fall Admission
Semester Course # Title Sections Begin With Course Credit TTL Credits Per Term
Fall CCJS632 Making Sense of Criminal Justice Methods and Statistics (Foundation Course) PLL* 3 6
SOCY657 Constitutional Law and Public Safety PLL* 3
Spring SOCY*** Leadership in Diverse Organizations (Foundation Course) PLL* 3 6
SOCY*** Applied Research Methods and Technological Training Approaches PLL* 3
Summer CCJS*** Elective Course PLL* 3 6
SOCY*** Power and Status in Organizations PLL* 3
Fall SOCY646 Public Image Management and Policy Solutions PLL* 3 6
CCJS631 Ethics in Criminal Justice PLL* 3
Spring CCJS633 Translating Research Into Practice PLL* 3 6
CCJS Civil Legal Issues in Policing PLL* 3

Learning Outcomes

After completing the MPS-Public Safety Leadership and Administration, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of key statistical methods by interpreting tables and graphs.
  2. Demonstrate ability to distinguish between high and low quality evaluations.
  3. Apply leadership strategies to accommodate organization diversity.
  4. Examine human interaction and human behavior to better work with organizational members to solve complex problems.
  5. Identify and understand key constitutional law concepts as they relate to the practice of policing and public safety.
  6. Analyze public safety issues that arise under the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments.

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