Developed in collaboration with law enforcement associations, USD’s Master of Science in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership goes far beyond a traditional criminal justice education by focusing on contemporary issues and refining the skills needed to successfully lead a law enforcement agency or unit today. The program is ranked as one of the top online criminal justice master’s degrees in the country by US News & World Report.

This 100% online, leadership-focused master’s degree program is especially ideal for anyone currently working in a command position, as well as mid-career professionals who are preparing for promotion.  Whether you’re seeking an advanced degree for yourself, or to develop the leadership skills of your staff, USD’s contemporary curriculum, accomplished practitioner faculty and academic reputation are uniquely suited to provide the optimal learning experience for law enforcement leaders.

Throughout the 20-month program, you’ll learn organizational leadership frameworks, constitutional law, collective bargaining, ethical dispute and conflict resolution, research methods, communication techniques and more – all in a flexible online format that allows you to balance your coursework with your existing work and family priorities.

Program Overview:

  • 31 unit program comprised of 10 classes plus a capstone
  • Take just one class at a time – each class is 7-weeks long
  • Cost per unit is $649 with your law enforcement discount (Total program cost $20,119)
  • No campus visit required (but please come for graduation!)
  • Transfer credit provided for FBINA graduate coursework
  • Enroll to start in January, May or September

For more information, visit our website at CriminalJustice.SanDiego.edu or contact our Program Director:

 

Erik Fritsvold, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology: Law, Crime & Justice Concentration
University of San Diego
erikf@sandiego.edu | (619) 260-4026