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Plan of Study: MPS - Public Safety Leadership and Administration


The MPS-Public Safety Leadership and Administration is a 30-credit graduate program designed to be completed in eighteen months of continuous enrollment. UMD’s online learning environment delivers online content through easy to use web-based technology that enables learning in an engaging, interactive environment. Instruction is provided by university faculty and experts in the field. 

See the sample plan of study, below. Students should use this as a guide to develop a plan with the program director. The program uses the semester academic calendar with classes held in fall and spring semester (16 weeks each) and Summer Session (two 6-week sessions).

Specific class meeting information (days and time) is posted on UMD’s interactive web service services, Testudo. Once on that site, select “Schedule of Classes,” then the term/year. Courses are listed by academic unit. 

Sample Plan of Study

The program uses specific section codes for registration which are listed on the sample plan of study. Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary semester to semester. Students should note if a course has a pre-requisite or co-requisite. UMD graduate students in other programs who are interested in registering for courses in this program, see Non-Program Student Registration. For a detailed course description, see Courses

Semester Course Number Section Code Credits
Fall CCJS631 PLL* 3
Fall CCJS632 PLL* 3
Fall SOCY646 PLL* 3
Fall SOCY657 PLL* 3
Spring CCJS633 PLL* 3
Spring CCJS658 PLL* 3
Spring SOCY641 PLL* 3
Spring SOCY643 PLL* 3
Summer CCJS*** PLL* 3
Summer SOCY*** PLL* 3

Course List

Below is a listing of all program courses. Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary. For a detailed course description, see Courses.

Semester Course Number Title
Fall CCJS631 Ethics in Criminal Justice
Fall CCJS632 Making Sense of Criminal Justice Methods and Statistics
Fall SOCY646 Public Image Management and Policy Solutions
Fall SOCY657 Constitutional Law and Public Safety
Spring CCJS633 Translating Research Into Practice
Spring CCJS658 Civil Legal Issues in Policing
Spring SOCY641 Leadership in Diverse Organizations
Spring SOCY643 Power and Status in Organizations
Summer CCJS*** Elective Course
Summer SOCY*** Applied Research Methods
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