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Public Safety Management, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1207 (BCR) Cleveland, OH, United States
The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University is one of the top 10 urban affairs schools in the nation. U.S. News & World Report’s listing of "America’s Best Graduate Schools 2008" ranked it number two in the nation for its “city management/urban policy” graduate specialty.
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Overview

The College offers 13 degree programs that equip students with the technical and management skills needed to launch careers in fields such as public management, planning, public safety, historic preservation, environmental studies, economic development, and housing. Degree completion programs are available for community college transfer students with A.A., A.A.S., or A.A.B. degrees in human services, health sciences, paralegal studies, police science, emergency management, or fire science.

Public Safety Management MajorThe Public Safety Management Major is designed to:

  • Provide management and communications skills needed for leadership roles in public safety organizations.
  • Allow for in-depth study of community safety needs and introduce analytical tools for addressing issues and problems.
  • Prepare students for future career challenges in public safety services.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of the public safety management program work in law enforcement, fire service, emergency management, and emergency preparedness at the local, state, and federal level. They seek positions with federal law enforcement agencies or with local or state probation and parole agencies.

A major in Public Safety Management is good preparation for law school or for graduate study in Public Administration.

Career Services assistance is available at the college through job postings, government and post-graduate internship opportunities, and a mentoring program. The Cleveland State Career Services Office offers career counseling and resume review on site. The required public safety internship gives students practical experience in settings designed to complement their degree program.

Accreditation

Cleveland State University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Urban Issues
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Public Safety Management
  • Management of Urban and Nonprofit Organizations
  • Managing Urban Diversity
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Communication and Conflict
  • Administration of Justice
  • Proposal Writing
  • Gender and Leadership
  • Urban Policy
  • Budgeting and Policy Analysis
  • Columbus Seminar
  • Washington Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

The following admission requirements apply to students who have not completed any college-level course work after completing secondary school.

  • Cumulative secondary school GPA equivalent to a 2.3 on the US grading scale for most programs. The College of Engineering requires a 2.7 and the College of Education and Human Services requires a 2.5.
  • Proof of English proficiency.
  • Students applying to the Honors College, student athletes who must comply with NCAA eligibility requirements, and those who have attended a US high school or secondary school in another country that follows the US high school curriculum must submit ACT or SAT scores. These students must submit a minimum ACT score of 16, or a minimum old SAT score of 770 (before March 1, 2016), or a minimum new SAT score of 860 (after March 1, 2016). The Honors College has higher requirements, please see the Honors College website for more information.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      604 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 604 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      570 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 570 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
    • In-State

      401 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 401 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Cleveland

    • 980 - 1620 USD/month
      Living Costs

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