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Public Safety Administration, Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #67 (WUR) Online
Supervise and lead the organizations that manage emergencies and defend against threats to corporate or homeland security with a bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration at University of Maryland University College.
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Overview

A Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration from University of Maryland University College can help you build a strong foundation of knowledge in emergency management systems at the federal, state, and local levels to foster cross-agency collaboration. This program can help you further develop critical thinking and leadership skills to solve current and future public safety issues in both public and private sectors.

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Facilitate and support leadership in public safety administration to manage successful programs, including intergovernmental, interagency, and interdisciplinary outreach
  • Use informed decision making, goal orientation, teamwork, ethical behavior, enhanced technology, and communications to ensure effective leadership in public safety administration
  • Use clear and effective communication strategies and strong interpersonal, technological, and social media skills to help build collaborative partnerships
  • Identify risks and design responses, plans, training, and exercises that coordinate public and private resources to effectively meet public safety goals
  • Develop concise policy, plans, and procedures to support public safety administration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Public Safety Administration
    • Contemporary Public Safety Practices
    • Public Safety Planning
    • Public Safety Legal Issues and Public Policy
    • Public Safety Research and Technology
    • Public Safety Administration Ethics
    • Public Safety Leadership

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:

      79

      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

    Secondary education (high school graduation): If you have earned fewer than 24 transferable credits at a U.S. college or university, you must verify your completion of the equivalent of a U.S. secondary education by doing one of the following:

    • Requesting an evaluation from an approved international credit evaluation service
    • Providing official transcripts showing completion of the U.S. General Education Development, known as the GED, exam with a passing score

    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

      499 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 499 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      300 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 300 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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    Funding

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