Security and Safety Leadership
The College of Professional Studies offers a Master of Professional Studies degree in Security and Safety Leadership (SSL) developed in conjunction with the Center for Excellence in Public Leadership. This program is designed to meet the professional development needs of individuals who are involved in the public or private safety sectors in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia, and have experience in law enforcement, emergency management, corporate security, transportation security, fire service, public safety, public health preparedness, or the military.
The Master of Professional Studies in Security and Safety Leadership delivered in Arlington, VA includes two areas of focus:
1) Fundamentals of Strategic Security
2) Strategic Cybersecurity Enforcement
Students must choose an area of focus at the time of application. All students enrolled in the master's program will complete the core coursework which focuses on strategic leadership in addition to coursework for their area of focus and capstone.
The main objective of the Security and Safety Leadership program is to contribute to the professional development of safety professionals working in the DC-Metro area by analyzing a wide range of homeland security issues, policies, and practices. Students in this degree program will develop competencies and knowledge relating to:
- Homeland Security strategy and policy development
- Regional security issues
- Emergency response
- Inter-agency cooperation
- Leadership and performance management
- Managing organizational change
- Intelligence and strategic analysis
- Cyber security enforcement
The George Washington University is accredited by its regional accrediting agency, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 36
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Loans Offered: The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans and alternative loans to graduate students seeking to finance their graduate educations.
Locale: Large City