Public Safety (M.S.) - Criminal Justice

Public Safety (M.S.) - Criminal Justice

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
CRIS 605Crisis and First Responder Training: Skills and Techniques3
HLSC 600Introduction to Disaster Management3
PADM 510Fundamentals of Public Safety Leadership3
PADM 610Management of Public Sector Organizations3
PADM 620Public Administration Praxis: Legal & Contemporary Issues3
Total Hours15
Criminal Justice Cognate
CJUS 520Administration of Justice Organizations3
CJUS 530Human Resource Management in Criminal Justice Organizations3
CJUS 536Perspectives in Law Enforcement Leadership3
CJUS 550Topics and Trends in Criminal Justice3
CJUS 610Leadership, Ethics and Policing3
Total Hours15

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 30 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
CRIS 605 Crisis and First Responder Training: Skills and Techniques 3
HLSC 600 Introduction to Disaster Management 3
PADM 510 Fundamentals of Public Safety Leadership 3
Second Semester
CJUS 520 Administration of Justice Organizations 3
CJUS 530 Human Resource Management in Criminal Justice Organizations 3
CJUS 550 Topics and Trends in Criminal Justice 3
Third Semester
CJUS 536 Perspectives in Law Enforcement Leadership 3
CJUS 610 Leadership, Ethics and Policing 3
PADM 610 Management of Public Sector Organizations 3
PADM 620 Public Administration Praxis: Legal & Contemporary Issues 3
 Total Hours30
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