PUBLIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION/MASTER OF SCIENCE
Total Credit Hours: 36
The 36 credit-hour Master of Science in Public Safety Administration provides a concise, accelerated, and contemporary course of study that is unique, flexible, and relevant to the changing needs of today’s public safety practitioner. It is designed to help those who are preparing to manage police, fire, emergency medical, private law enforcement services and other public safety occupations in our society. The program is characterized by
The objectives of this program are to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills that should enable them to function effectively as a manager or an administrator of a public safety agency.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
There are a number of learning outcomes associated with the Public Safety Administration degree program. It is the design of the program, and the intention of the University, that a graduate student of Public Safety Administration will
Students must meet the following requirements for full admission:
A provisional admission may be granted when a student has not met one or more of the above requirements. Full admission will be granted when the student has resolved all deficiencies.
If a student must satisfy the grade point average requirements, the student must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Upon satisfactory completion of a maximum of nine semester credit hours which must be completed with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, the applicant will be reviewed for full admission status by the Program Director.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students should consult General Information in this catalog for acceptable scores on the TOEFL as well as other pertinent information. The student must also meet the published requirements for admission to the Public Safety Administration degree program.
A student-at-large is not a degree candidate. If an at-large student decides to apply for full admission into the PSA degree program, only nine hours of completed course work will be accepted for credit toward the advanced degree. The courses must have been completed within five years of the time of application for admission.
Students will be placed on academic probation should their GPA fall below 3.0. Students who do not raise their GPA to at least 3.0 during the following semester will be subject to dismissal by the Program Director.
A maximum of nine credit hours directly related to the program contents may be transferred from a regionally accredited institution provided the grade for each course is no less than a B.
TIME LIMITATION FOR COMPLETION OF PROGRAM
Students must complete all degree requirements within seven years from the time of completion of their first graduate course at Lewis University.
Students must complete 36 semester hours of required course work with a GPA of no less than 3.0 to complete the Public Safety Administration degree. The student must also pass a comprehensive examination as a requirement for the completion of the degree.
INTERNAL TRANSFER OF LEWIS UNIVERSITY CREDITS
Students may transfer nine graduate credit hours from a different graduate program provided a degree had not previously been awarded for those credit hours.