Public Safety Management & Leadership ProgramProgram OverviewProgram DetailsWhy Choose Franklin
Stand out for a promotion and join the leadership ranks
Finish your bachelor’s degree in 2017! Apply now and start classes on Jan. 2. Other Winter Term start dates available.
If you're a first responder working in the public safety field, a bachelor's degree can help you earn a promotion. And if you choose Franklin University's Public Safety Management & Leadership degree completion program, you may be closer to earning your degree than you think! Whether you're looking to move into a leadership role or you see a teaching position at some point in your career - a bachelor's degree enhances your on-the-job-experience and sets your apart from the competition.
Transfer 24 technical credits toward Franklin's Public Safety Management & Leadership degree-completion major
At Franklin University, we value your previous public safety experience. That's why we allow you to transfer 24 hours of technical credit from an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Fire Safety, Emergency Medical Services, Corrections, or other Public Safety-related field – giving you college credit for work you've already done.
You'll study advanced topics in emergency management, risk management, security planning, and threat assessment in our relevant and applicable public safety curriculum. No matter your area of expertise, you will benefit your agency and gain career mobility with a bachelor's degree in Public Safety Management & Leadership from Franklin.
Earn your degree from a university built for busy adults
Earn your degree on your terms by taking classes 100% online or pursue available coursework at one of our Midwest locations. Regionally accredited and nonprofit, Franklin was built from the ground-up to satisfy the needs of adult learners. Our seamless transfer process and team of academic advisors will help ease your transition to becoming a student, while our flexible course schedules help to balance your education with work, family, and life. Get started on your future today!
Gain The Skills Employers Desire
Police officers protect people and property, which includes patroling jurisdictions, responding to calls, enforcing laws, and making arrests.View Salary Trends
Sheriff's Deputies enforce laws within a county, often in unincorporated areas outside of the major cities.View Salary Trends
Emergency Medical Services Operations Manager
Emergency Medical Services Operations Managers develop short- and long-term emergency response models, training staff to meet defined goals and reduce response time.View Salary Trends
Safety Directors develop and administer training programs to ensure occupational, industrial, and environmental safety.View Salary Trends
Corporate and Private Security Managers
Corporate and Private Security Managers oversee security operations, from risk management to staff training to policy development in order to ensure workplace safety.View Salary Trends
Surveillance Directors oversee the electronic and physical monitoring of an environment in an effort to prevent theft, vandalism, and forgery.View Salary Trends
Paramedics provide emergency medial services to sick and wounded people, delivering on the scene care and transporting the patient to nearby medical facility.View Salary Trends
EMS Education and Training Instructor
EMS Education and Training Instructors teach leadership and EMS continuing education courses to support the skills development and advancement opportunities of personnel.View Salary Trends
Fire Education and Training Instructor
Fire Education and Training Instructors teach leadership and fire courses to support the skills development and advancement opportunities of personnel.View Salary Trends
Law Enforcement Training Instructor
Law Enforcement Training Instructors teach leadership and criminal justice courses to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.View Salary Trends
FBI Agents conduct surveillance, investigate criminal activity and terrorist threats, and solve cases.View Salary Trends
ATF Agents perform investigations which involve surveillance, interviewing suspects and witnesses, making arrests, obtaining and executing search warrants, and searching for physical evidence.View Salary Trends
U.S. Marshals enforce federal laws, apprehend federal fugitives, operate the Witness Security Program, protect the federal judiciary, and enforce court orders.View Salary Trends
In 2015 there were 13,007 job openings related to Public Safety Management & Leadership. The previous year, 2,378 students completed programs in Public Safety Management & Leadership.
Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) - October 2014
Our Recipe For Your Success
Academic & Industry Experts
Classes are taught and designed by credentialed professionals with real-world experience.
- Programs are designed by combining the insight of industry leaders with the academic expertise of our faculty, ensuring what you learn translates into on-the-job success.
- Academic concepts and theories are brought to life through our teaching faculty’s professional expertise, and can be immediately applied in your career.
- Faculty with industry experience teach our courses, not graduate students or life-time academics, so you learn not only the theories behind the practice but also how to apply them in real-world situations.
Relevant & Consistent Curriculum
What you learn is a reflection of the program you choose, not the format in which it’s applied.
- All programs are designed for learning outcomes to flow from the program level into actual coursework.
- This top-down approach allows credentialed professionals to customize assignments based on trending industry topics without deviating from a program’s core outcomes.
- Regardless of your professor or the format of your class, you receive the same quality education.
Hands-On Learning Experience
Franklin's coursework teaches not only theories and concepts, but also how they apply to practical situations.
- Professional course designers ensure that class activities such as learning simulations, case studies, interactive videos, and group exercises are relevant and appropriate.
- A curriculum development team is dedicated to making sure all courses are intuitively designed so content is taught in a logical manner that facilitates your success in the classroom and beyond.
Continuously Evolving Programs
Consistent program reviews ensure our programs stay at the forefront of industry trends.
- Survey results and feedback from student and faculty assessments are reviewed regularly so that our programs are always improving and up-to-date.
- A structured review process helps identify industry gaps that guide curriculum enhancements allowing our academic and industry experts to regularly implement new industry trends.
- Regular assessment provides hard data that is used to improve student learning and teaching methods.
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