Master of Public Safety Administration

Corban’s Master of Public Safety Administration (MPSA) is an accredited program for individuals looking to take the next step in their career in public safety and leadership. This educational opportunity provides an online option for obtaining your degree while you continue to serve your community, setting you up for increased income and giving you an edge when competing for a new position or promotion.

Start your program in any of our 8-week sessions, complete your degree entirely online, and graduate with your degree in 12 months.

Practical Learning

Through the Master of Public Safety Administration, you will build a strong foundation of biblically-based leadership skills and public safety management principles to help you make a lasting difference in this demanding career. The courses will provide an advanced knowledge of the functional areas of public safety systems and administration and will equip you to use a variety of theories and techniques in order to develop viable solutions to current issues in public safety.

Courses include:

  • BUS 534: Finance, Reporting and Control
  • BUS 564: Leadership & Organizational Behavior
  • PSA 530: Operational Management of Public Safety Systems
  • PSA 540: Public Safety Relations & Partnerships
  • PSA 550: Strategic Planning and Policy Development
  • PSA 560: Ethics, Legitimacy & Social Responsibility

MPSA will give you a significant advantage as you look to take the next step as a leader in your industry.

Program Format

Courses are designed both for working professionals and those just entering their careers. Each course is offered entirely online in an eight-week format. Through our online portal, you will benefit from classroom interactions and discussions without setting foot on campus.

  • Regionally accredited
  • Course materials provided digitally
  • Finish in 12 months
  • One class at a time
  • Starts every 8 weeks
  • 30 credits
  • Weekly online discussions

The eight-week sessions allow you to focus on one class at a time and take 10 credits per semester (5 credits per class). This schedule lets you move through your master’s program at a full-time pace and finish all 30 credits in just 12 months. Program Calendar

During each session, you will participate in discussion groups with classmates and professors to work through practical application of the material.

Learn what courses you’ll need to complete your degree.

Expert Faculty

Our Master of Public Safety Administration faculty are experts. You will learn from the best, with all faculty coming to the classroom with advanced degrees and real-world experience to match. Accessible through online office hours or on-campus appointments, faculty will help guide you through the program as you pursue this next step in your education and professional career.

Dr. Bryce Bernard, Dean of the Hoff School of Business

  • Earned his Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University. He also is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with the State of Oregon and a Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Has experience in public accounting as an auditor and technology consultant, along with decades of experience in nonprofit management
  • Teaches accounting, finance, reporting and control, and management at the undergraduate and graduate levels

Dr. Sandee Flint, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Forensic Psychology

  • Earned her Doctor of Law (J.D.) from University of Wyoming
  • Served as a Deputy District Attorney in the 7th Judicial District of Colorado, and also completed a 28-year career as a special agent with the FBI
  • Teaches courses in criminal law, legal evidence, social psychology, and white-collar crime at the undergraduate level, and public safety at the graduate level

Dr. Brian Kauffman, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Forensic Psychology

  • Earned his Ph.D. from Oregon State University
  • Has 30 years of experience training thousands of public safety professionals across the nation while serving in various positions, including as a captain with the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
  • Teaches courses in criminology, justice administration, corrections, and investigations at the undergraduate level, and public safety at the graduate level

Cost & Aid

We’ve intentionally created a program that is low-cost and high-value. Corban’s graduate programs are some of the most affordable among private universities in the West, while remaining committed to academic excellence and a biblical foundation.

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We’re also excited to offer scholarships specifically for graduate students, including Corban alumni, parents of Corban students, and employees of non-profit or ministry organizations!

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