Master of Science in Law Enforcement & Public Safety Leadership
University of San Diego

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Law Enforcement & Public Safety Leadership program prepares students to address contemporary issues in law enforcement while learning practical management and leadership skills.  The curriculum teaches organizational leadership, analytical skills, critical thinking strategies, legal awareness, financial and budgetary acumen, and communication skills.  You will learn:

  • Constitutional law and how it shapes law enforcement policy
  • Contract negotiation
  • Techniques for successful community engagement 
  • Dispute and conflict resolution skills
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Research methods


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Professional experience in law enforcement, active-duty military, public safety or a related field
  • Bachelor’s GPA minimum of 2.75 or higher
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Letter of support from employer, or two letters of reference

School Accreditation Statement

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission