Master of Public Safety Administration

Master of Public Safety Administration

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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.

“Promotions, even from officer to sergeant or sergeant to lieutenant, and beyond, means thousands of dollars in additional salary and benefits. With a master’s degree, public safety professionals can also obtain advanced levels of certification much sooner than those without.” – Alan Scharn, Director of Criminal Justice Program

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:

  • Operational Management of Public Safety Systems
  • Public Safety Relations & Partnerships
  • Strategic Planning and Policy Development
  • Ethics, Legitimacy & Social Responsibility
  • Leadership & Organizational Behavior
  • Finance, Reporting and Control

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
  • $499 per credit hour
  • 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

The Master of Public Safety Administration is taught by both full-time and visiting faculty who have experience in leadership, management, and public safety. 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.

Meet Corban’s MPSA Faculty

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

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


With courses at just $499 per credit, you can earn your MPSA for less than $15,000. Find complete cost information, including tuition, fees, and financial aid options, on our MPSA Tuition & Aid page.