Discover career success through leading public safety initiatives.

Lewis University's online Master of Science in Public Safety Administration utilizes both your passion and experience leading public safety initiatives. The topics covered in the program will provide you with cutting-edge theories and techniques to meet the challenges first responders face daily. Upon completion of the program, you'll gain an advanced understanding of the theories and practices involving issues of risk and crisis management, as well as demonstrating sound practices in human resource development.

In conjunction with this, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates job growth for emergency management directors to increase by 8 percent within the next eight years. The median salary for professionals in this role is also $59,770.

“There are so many skills I have obtained from this program that relate directly to what I do. Skills ranging from research methods, how to research and develop a research paper, becoming comfortable with public speaking or presenting, to skills associated with human resource management, to skills necessary for leadership, good ethics, and employee relationships. These are just a few of the skills learned. There is so much more.”

– Brian O’Connell ’21, Online M.S. in Public Safety Administration


Public Safety Jobs

Professionals with an M.S. in Public Safety Administration can apply their dynamic skills to a number of vital positions in government and corporate security, such as:

Department of Homeland Security
Emergency Management
Environmental Protection
  • Air Marshal
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Customs Officer
  • FEMA Team Leader
  • Policy Analyst
  • Secret Service Agent
  • US Coast Guard Officer
  • Crisis Response Manager
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Manager
  • Fire and Emergency Services Coordinator
  • Firefighter
  • Police Officer
  • Anti-Terrorism Officer (DoD)
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Corporate Security Manager
  • Corporate Security Officer
  • Disaster/Emergency Services Manager
  • Lead Loss Prevention Manager
  • Loss Prevention
  • Loss Prevention Specialist Manager
  • Security Operations Manager
  • Conservation Officer
  • Environment Protection Specialist
  • EPA Inspector
  • Natural Disaster Response Administrator
  • Pollution Control Technician

Begin Leading Now

Begin your journey toward the career you want with Lewis University's online M.S. in Public Safety Administration degree program. Call (866) 967-7046 to speak with a Graduate Admissions Counselor or click here to request more information.