Master of Science in Public Safety Learn to Protect Those Around You


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Do you have a desire to ensure the safety of those in your community? With a master’s degree in public safety from Liberty, you can be better prepared to make impactful decisions that benefit the people you serve. Our online safety degree can help you influence organizations and agencies at all levels as you develop security strategies that are cost-effective and beneficial to the public.

In our public safety program, you’ll have the option to choose a specialization so you can focus your studies on the area of public safety that aligns with your career goals. With specializations in criminal justice, fire administration, and homeland security, you can make an impact wherever you are. Not sure which specialization to choose? You can choose our general track and mix and match courses to meet your specific needs.

Earn your online masters degree in public safety from Liberty and become better prepared to pursue a new job or career, take on positions of added responsibility, and make high-level decisions that foster the well-being of those around you.

In our MS in Public Safety, you will begin by taking core courses that delve into topics like public safety and security, management of public sector organizations, public safety leadership, and crisis and disaster management. 

After you take your core courses, you will have courses specific to your specialization. If you choose our general specialization, you can mix and match courses to best fit your career goals.

Check out some of our public safety courses online below: 

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

  • Chief security officer
  • Community service manager
  • Emergency management director
  • Federal agent
  • Fire captain or lieutenant
  • First responder/crisis response officer
  • Homeland security planner
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Public information officer
  • Public policy writer
  • Public safety compliance officer
  • Public safety training officer 

Wherever your interests lie within public safety – whether you are interested in becoming an emergency management director, executive fire officer, or federal agent – Liberty has a wide variety of specializations so that you can align your degree with your career goals.

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Not sure what to choose?

Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.