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Masters in Public Safety

Individuals who are interested in learning more about the policies that drive public safety may wish to pursue a Masters in Public Safety, which can involve a variety of different focuses. Some of the topics that are covered in this type of course include fire science, homeland security, emergency policy, and law enforcement. This then examines these various topics from an administrative side, as well as teaching the mechanics behind keeping large groups of people safe from internal or external methods of harm. Academic classroom work looks at the history of the subject, while teaching practical skills that culminate in an internship.

Those who have full time working schedules, or who don’t wish to have to deal with a commute to a real campus, may wish to think about the possibility of online degrees. In the case of Public Safety Master’s programs, there is no shortage of online institutions that offer a high quality of academic training, without the need to go all the way to a campus on limited time. However, it’s always a good idea to compare the credentials of different universities online before committing to any one program. Be sure to look at their academic reputation and differences in programs.

After graduating from this type of program, those who work in this field may find employment in any number of different government organizations or as law enforcement officers. They may also work more as public safety advocates in non-profit organizations. With so many different types of employment opportunities, the job outlook and pay scales may also differ quite a bit. For example, a fire investigator earns an average of $45,000 per year, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, but a police dispatcher earns $35,298. This will all depend on experience too.

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