Contact

Gary Metts

Gary Metts

Department Chair of Criminal Justice
P843-863-7330
Egmetts@csuniv.edu

Admissions Office
Hunter Center
P843-863-7050
Eenroll@csuniv.edu

Continuing your path in public safety

The Master of Science in public safety management program prepares students to effectively manage and lead public safety agencies in a supervisory position.

Available in traditional and fully online formats, the degree poses a myriad of benefits for students. Today public safety is paramount when it comes to cities and communities throughout America. After the World Trade Center bombing, public safety changed like never before. Now, public safety management is essential when it comes to the jobs of Law Enforcement, Corrections, Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services, Crime Scene Technology or Public Administration.

This program not only maintains a low student-professor ratio but also our graduate courses are offered by practitioner-scholars in traditional, hybrid and online environments — a unique feature that makes our graduate program as accessible as possible to both full-time professionals and young adults who have recently finished their undergraduate degrees.

TUITION DISCOUNT:
All active and retired First Responders/Public Safety personnel (Certified/Sworn Local, State and Federal Officers) enrolling in an online degree program at Charleston Southern University are eligible for a 20% First Responders/Public Safety Tuition Discount. Click here to complete the form.

Accreditation:

Charleston Southern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Your next step to
becoming a student
at Charleston
Southern

Application Requirements

  • Graduate Application 
  • Career and Professional Goals Statement (300-500 word essay outlining academic and career goals)
  • Official transcripts from ALL institutions attended
  • Resume 
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE or MAT scores (an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 may be substituted)

In the Public Safety Management program, you’ll take courses like…

  • Legal Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Theories of Criminal Behavior
  • Ethics
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Human Trafficking
  • Forensic Science

Program Director

Gary Metts

Gary Metts

Department Chair of Criminal Justice
P843-863-7330
Egmetts@csuniv.edu

Facilities

Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership includes classrooms and conference space, including the Drew Conference Center, which accommodates 200.