With Southern New Hampshire University's online Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Public Safety Administration, you'll be prepared to advance your career in law enforcement, specifically in leadership positions that address public policy. A public safety administration master's degree can give you the know-how to take on challenges facing society today and learn how policy decisions are made and implemented at the national, state and local levels. Courses are designed with the present and future administrator or leader in mind: All have a direct application to the challenges of managing a criminal justice agency.
Our specialized criminal justice master’s programs, such as the public safety administration master’s degree, focus on different areas of law enforcement. The coursework in this criminal justice online program deals with forecasting and public budgeting, police and community behavior, and scenario planning. You'll understand how to navigate the complexities of the American criminal justice system, and learn how to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your public safety administration master’s degree online at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Graduates of the public safety administration master's degree program typically work for local, state and federal governments, as well as nonprofit and educational organizations. Many jobs fall into this category, but among the related occupations most in demand are city managers and county administrators, for which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 8% growth through 2026.* Earning a criminal justice master's degree online with SNHU can be a significant advantage in career advancement and promotion to senior responsibility roles in public safety organizations.
The curriculum for the public safety administration master’s degree combines the core of our criminal justice online program with the theories and analysis needed to take the reins in public safety. Experienced faculty will help you develop into a leader with strategic planning and management skills.
Total Credits: 36
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.