Public Safety Executive Leadership Graduate Program (PSEL, CJS)
Offered through the Department of Criminal Justice
in the School of Public Affairs
257 Stewart Hall
Web site: www.stcloudstate.edu/criminaljustice
Department Chairperson: Dr. Barry Schreiber
Department Secretary: Ms. Deborah Yorek
Graduate Program Interim Director: Dr. Steve Hennessy
Graduate Faculty: Andzenge, Campbell, Clifford, Gilbertson, Hennessy, Prout, Schreiber, Seefeldt
The Master of Science in Public Safety Executive Leadership is designed for mid-level managers in public safety. The course work requires 36 graduate credits in a non-thesis degree program. Up to nine graduate level credits may be accepted from accredited institutions. The six core courses are four semester credits each, totaling 24 credits. Course schedules are designed to accommodate working adults. Find us in St. Cloud, around the state of Minnesota, across the nation and world through ITV delivery.
Admission Requirements Specific to the Program
- Public safety executive leadership degree candidates must have had at least two years full-time paid employment by a public safety-related organization for admission consideration.
- For admission consideration to the program, a candidate must first meet the minimum GPA admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies at St. Cloud State University.
- The GRE is not required.
- Admission decisions are made throughout the year as completed application files are received. A student may start the program fall, spring and summer terms.
Application Deadlines Specific to the Program
Length of Program — Measured by Semesters
- Part-time student: six to seven semesters taking six credits per semester.
- Full-time student: three to four semesters taking 12 credits per semester.
- The program has been designed to accommodate both part-time and full-time students.
- Classes are scheduled on a semester system.
- Delivery of courses are offered around the State of Minnesota through traditional and multidimensional media including electronic classroom delivery.
- The program can be completed by domestic students outside of Minnesota through ITV delivery
- The program can be completed by international students who which to remain in their home country through ITV delivery.
- Courses are offered in the evening and in weekend formats to accommodate working students.
Graduate Assistantship Overview
Two graduate assistantship positions are generally sponsored each year, and are available both fall and spring semesters.
Master of Science — Public Safety Executive Leadership (PSEL)
Plan C – 36 credits
- PSEL 610. Advanced Leadership Skills, 4 credits
- PSEL 620. Budgeting in Public Safety, 4 credits
- PSEL 640. Planning and Change - A Vision to the Future for Public Safety, 4 credits
- PSEL 660. Human Resource Management for Public Safety, 4 credits
- PSEL 680. Understanding and Utilizing Public Safety Research, 4 credits
- PSEL 690. Leadership Capstone Course, 4 credits
- The broad range of elective courses listed below, provides students with an opportunity to focus their course work on specific fields that may be advantageous to them.
Criminal justice Electives
- CJS 511. Organization and Administration in Criminal Justice, 3 credits
- CJS 515. Corrections: Theory and Practice, 3 credits
- CJS 520. Critical Issues in Law Enforcement, 3 credits
- CJS 530. Criminal Law, 3 credits
- CJS 531. Criminal Procedure, 3 credits
- CJS 533. Ethical Studies in Criminal Justice, 3 credits
- CJS 545. Crisis Intervention, 3 credits
- CJS 550. Juvenile Justice System, 3 credits
- CJS 555. Private Security and the Criminal Justice Community, 3 credits
- CJS 589. Seminar in Criminal Justice, 3 credits
- CJS 600. Special Problems, 3 credits
- CJS 601. History of Criminal Justice, 3 credits
- CJS 650. Readings, 1-3 credits
- CJS 660. Theories of Criminal Behavior and Justice, 3 credits
- CJS 661. Juvenile Justice and Schools, 3 credits
- CJS 679. Research in Criminal Justice, 3 credits
- CJS 681. Current Problems and Issues in Criminal Justice, 1-3 credits
Educational Administration and Leadership Electives
- EDAD 603. Organizational Theory, 3 credits
- EDAD 610. Administrative Leadership, 3 credits
- EDAD 630. Introduction to Personnel Administration, 3 credits
- EDAD 650. Introduction to School-Community Relations, 3 credits
- EDAD 652. Community Relations in School Administration, 3 credits
- EDAD 680. Introduction to Research in EDAD, 3 credits
- MGMT 550. Employee Selection, 3 credits
- *MGMT 551. Employee and Labor Relations, 3 credits
- MGMT 552. Employee Compensation, 3 credits
- *MGMT 553. Employee Development, 3 credits
- MGMT 566. Strategy and Organization of Public Administration, 3 credits
- MGMT 567. Organization Theory, 3 credits
Mass Communication Electives
- COMM 516. Critical Analysis of Media, 3 credits
- COMM 520. Mass Media and Society, 3 credits
- COMM 524. Seminar in Public Opinion and Communication Research, 3 credits
- COMM 534. Theory and Principles of Public Relations, 3 credits
- COMM 603. Seminar in Mass Communications, 1-3 credits
- COMM 605. Ethics and Critical Analysis of Mass Media, 3 credits
Master of Business Administration Electives
- *MBA 667. Organizational Behavior, 3 credits
- MBA 673. Management of Human Resources, 3 credits
- PSY 543. Psychology of Adult Development and Aging, 3 credits
- PSY 568. Personnel Psychology, 3 credits
- PSY 573. Aggression, Anger, and Violence, 3 credits
- PSY 590. Psychological Disorders, 3 credits
- PSY 621. Psychology in Human Affairs, 3 credits
- PSY 522. Organizational Psychology, 3 credits
Sociology and Anthropology Electives
- SOC 545. Political Sociology, 3 credits
- SOC 555. Sociology of Work and Occupation, 3 credits
- SOC 556. Complex Organizations, 3 credits
- SOC 560. Social Problems and Social Policy, 3 credits
- SOC 581. Social Stratification, 3 credits
- SOC 656. Seminar in the Sociological Study of Organizations, 3 credits
- SOC 689. Advanced Analysis of Deviance in Society, 3 credits
NOTE: *Courses highly recommended by the department.