Online Executive Police Administration (PSLA)

Gain leadership skills to influence the future of law enforcement agencies with the executive police administration concentration of the 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 police 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.

Through the executive police administration degree, you will gain knowledge in organizational structures and strategies that support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to develop effective crime reduction solutions. The executive police administration concentration provides students with an experience to grow their working knowledge around law enforcement service organizations while also building a strong foundation of public administration skills.

EPA courses are designed to encourage students to assess the underlying conditions that contribute to public safety problems and develop proactive solutions that reduce crime, increase public trust and build stronger communities. ASU online students earning a PSLA will be well equipped to perform managerial duties in federal, state, local territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies, as well as probation and parole, child support services, homeland security and allied security professions.

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

CRJ 501: Seminar in Criminal Justice


Concentration

CRJ 510: Criminal Justice Planning & Program Evaluation


Related careers

Graduates with a Master of Public Safety Leadership and Administration in executive police administration have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list.

First-line supervisors of police

Police dispatcher

Police detectives

Chief of police

Special agent

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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