Online Executive Fire Administration (PSLA)

Lead change and implement innovation in fire and emergency services organizations through the executive fire administration concentration of the online Master of Public Safety Leadership and Administration (PSLA).
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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 11

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 33

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The executive fire administration concentration is a part of the Master of Public Safety Leadership and Administration is offered by the Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions through ASU Online. The 33-hour program can be completed in as little as one year. A culminating experience is a required element in the program. These mentored, applied projects tie theory to practice. In doing so, they represent opportunities for students to make direct and positive impacts in their home communities.

Students pursuing the executive fire administration degree will have a practical understanding of technical, managerial and public policy aspects of fire administration and community risk reduction. The EFA curriculum includes public policy, budgeting and finance, emergency services operations analysis and innovation in fire and emergency services. Students have the flexibility to explore related topic areas such as emergency medical services, homeland security and emergency management.

The capstone applied project course allows students to apply concepts and methods learned in the PSLA program toward a solution to a practical fire service operational, fiscal, or public policy problem. EFA graduates will gain leadership skills to influence the future of fire service organizations. Individuals earning an PSLA are well prepared to perform managerial duties in federal, state and local fire departments, emergency management agencies, fire protection engineering firms, the insurance industry and related organizations.

In the PSLA program, students have the option to choose a concentration:

Featured courses


Program core

PAF 505: Public Policy Analysis


Program core

PAF 506: Public Budgeting and Finance


Program core

PAF 507: Public Human Resource Management


Program core

PAF 508: Organization Behavior


Program core

PAF 571: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Analysis


Culminating experience

CPP 593: Applied Project


Concentration core

CPP 530: Leadership & Innovation in Public Fire Services


Concentration core

CPP 560: Emergency Services Operations Analysis & Planning


Related careers

Graduates with a Master of Public Safety Leadership and Administration in executive fire administration have career examples included but are not limited to those shown in the following list:

Municipal fire fighting

First-line supervisor of fire fighters

Fire inspector

Fire-prevention and protection engineers

Fire investigator

Prestigious faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Prestigious faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Nationally recognized public service programs

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a comprehensive public service college dedicated to addressing social problems through teaching, research and service. Our public service programs, from public policy, to social work, to criminal justice, to emergency management, are designed to help prepare our diverse student body to make a difference in the community. 

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