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MS Master of Science in Public Safety Public Safety Leadership specialization


Capella University's online Master's in Public Safety program prepares you for leadership within the public safety field. Develop the knowledge and skills to handle the many facets of public safety leadership through coursework that includes human development and behavior, organizational leadership, accounting and finance, and training and performance improvement.

To learn more about this degree program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in Public Safety Leadership from Capella, you'll learn to lead and manage public safety organizations in an informed manner. You'll also evaluate research and apply findings to the profession of public safety. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master's in Public Safety Leadership include adjunct or part-time faculty, campus public safety officer, crime scene investigator or unit manager, detective unit manager, emergency communications center manager, emergency management director, fire marshal, fire service officer, battalion chief, or chief, highway safety specialist, homeland security coordinator/manager, law enforcement officer, manager of private security firm, prison warden, private investigator or probation and parole manager. Potential workplaces include: 9-1-1 dispatch center, corporation, correctional facility, emergency communications, emergency management agency, federal government agencies, fire services organization, and-based or online college or university, law enforcement organization, municipal court system, private security firm or state government agency.

Capella also provides you the opportunity to delve deeper into a specific knowledge area by earning a program concentration that will be included on your transcript and can enhance your career opportunities.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5973 or email an enrollment counselor. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor who is trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

Earn credit for what you already know

Your previous learning, work experience, and industry certifications may help you earn your degree in less time. To learn more, contact an enrollment counselor or visit our competency-based prior learning assessment.