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MPS - Public Safety Leadership and Administration, Online

This program is being discontinued and is no longer accepting new students. Students with specific academic questions should contact Dr. Les Andrist, via email:

Mentoring and advising are an essential part of the program. Students meet with faculty and the academic program director to ensure that educational goals and career learning and development goals are met. Students should contact the Dr. Les Andrist, via email:


Below is a listing of all program courses. For a detailed course description that includes pre-requisites or co-requisites, see The Graduate School Catalog, Course Listing as follows:

Course Number Title
CCJS631 Ethics in Criminal Justice
CCJS632 Making Sense of Criminal Justice Methods and Statistics
SOCY646 Public Image Management and Policy Solutions
SOCY657 Constitutional Law and Public Safety
CCJS633 Translating Research Into Practice
CCJS658 Civil Legal Issues in Policing
SOCY641 Leadership in Diverse Organizations
SOCY643 Power and Status in Organizations
CCJS*** Elective Course
SOCY670 Applied Research Methods

Registration Overview

  • See the sample plan of study, below. Students should use this as a guide to develop a plan with the academic program director. 
  • Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary semester to semester. Students should note if a course has a pre-requisite or co-requisite. 
  • Specific class meeting information (days and time) is posted on UMD’s interactive web service services, Testudo. Once on that site, select “Schedule of Classes,” then the term/year. Courses are listed by academic unit. 
  • The program uses specific section codes for registration, which are listed on the sample plan of study.

Sample Plan of Study

Semester Course Number Section Code Credits
Fall CCJS631 PLL* 3
Fall CCJS632 PLL* 3
Fall SOCY646 PLL* 3
Fall SOCY657 PLL* 3
Spring CCJS633 PLL* 3
Spring CCJS658 PLL* 3
Spring SOCY641 PLL* 3
Spring SOCY643 PLL* 3
Summer CCJS*** PLL* 3
Summer SOCY670 PLL* 3
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