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Online Undergraduate Certificate

Public Safety
Executive Leadership

Public Safety Executive Leadership
Undergraduate Certificate
  • 18 credits
  • Transfer up to 9 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $318 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Develop advanced professional and leadership skills in this online certificate program.

The online public safety executive leadership certificate at University of Maryland Global Campus is designed to provide you with the skills public safety organizations are looking for in their leaders. Designed for current and future professionals and officials in a variety of public safety fields, the program can help you gain skills and knowledge in public safety planning, legal affairs, public policy, research, technology, leadership, and contemporary public safety practice.


Total Credits Required: 18

  • (3 Credits, PSAD 304)
  • (3 Credits, PSAD 306)
  • (3 Credits, PSAD 408)
  • (3 Credits, PSAD 410)
  • (3 Credits, PSAD 414)
  • (3 Credits, PSAD 416)


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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Undergraduate Certificate Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each certificate webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all certificates.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help current and future public safety professionals develop essential job-ready leadership skills they can apply across public safety industries.

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Additional Information

The certificate consists of six courses (18 credits) that can be applied toward UMGC bachelor's degree programs in public safety administration and homeland security.

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