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Overview

The overall purpose of the Public Safety Administration from Florida Atlantic University is to provide:

  • A professional/preprofessional degree program for students entering the fields of law enforcement, homeland security and disaster management;
  • A foundation for continuing in a professionally focused graduate program for interested students; and
  • An interdisciplinary degree that allows students to combine key areas from several disciplines to graduate with a pre-professional degree.

Students graduating from the program will have improved opportunities in the police, homeland security (airports, seaports, etc.) and disaster management fields throughout South Florida and the United States.

The School of Public Administration offers a Bachelor of Public Safety Administration (BPSA), with two concentrations::

  • Law Enforcement/Corrections and
  • Disaster Management.

If you have the desire for a career to truly make a difference in the lives of your fellow citizens and the safety of your country, then the BPSA degree program is for you.

In addition to equipping students with the technical skills relevant to work in public, private, and non-profit  organizations, the BPSA encourages study in related areas such as architecture, business, criminal justice, political science, psychology, social work, and urban and regional planning so that students have an opportunity to adapt their programs of study to fit their own academic and career interests.

Sample Careers:

  • Public Safety Director
  • Emergency Management Expert
  • Law Enforcement Officer (local, state and federal)
  • Homeland Security Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Probation and Parole Officer
  • Intelligence Agencies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Public Safety Administration
  • Organizational Behavior & Administration Communication
  • Public Safety Systems
  • Administrative Process and Ethics
  • Diversity and Social Vulnerability in Public Safety Administration
  • Capstone in Public Safety Administration

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Submit official transcripts from all high schools attended with a certified translation of each transcript. The school must send official transcripts. Required academic records must be original or certified true copies sent by the school in a sealed envelope. 
  • All records should be submitted in the native language and accompanied with an official English translation. Students may also submit a NACES accredited evaluation.
  • SAT and ACT test scores are required for all freshman applicants as well as for all students with less than 60 credits from an accredited post-secondary institution.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    719 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    719 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 719 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • In-State

    201 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 201 USD per credit and a duration of .
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In State (FL) - $201.29;

Out of State (FL) - $719.84

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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