Fraternal Order of Police University

Master Your Law Enforcement Leadership Skills with University of San Diego

Developed in collaboration with law enforcement associations, University of San Diego's Master of Science in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership degree goes far beyond a traditional criminal justice education by focusing on issues and challenges that are relevant today, and refining the skills needed to promote into command positions. This 100% online, leadership-focused master's degree program supports rapid career advancement by preparing you to problem solve, work with your community, and lead with confidence.

Learn organizational leadership, analytical skills, legal issues and more

As a student in the online M.S. in Law Enforcement & Public Safety Leadership program, you will study some of America’s most challenging crime problems while learning practical management and leadership skills, including:

  • Organizational leadership frameworks, and how to influence others for the common good
  • Constitutional law and how it shapes law enforcement policy
  • Budget, finance and resource allocation
  • Collective bargaining and contract negotiation
  • Communication techniques, including interpersonal dialogue, written/electronic communications, report and grant writing, media relations and communicating to large audiences
  • Techniques for successful community engagement
  • Dispute and conflict resolution skills that emphasize ethics, personal and professional integrity
  • Research methods for conducting community and organizational assessments
  • Analytical procedures for evaluating crime trends
Why Choose USD

USD's contemporary curriculum, accomplished practitioner faculty and academic reputation are uniquely suited to provide the optimal learning experience for law enforcement leaders. Other reasons to consider USD:

  • Regionally accredited program that has been endorsed by law enforcement
  • Focus on just one class at a time over 20 months
  • Finish your assignments on your own schedule
  • FBINA graduates can transfer in up to 6 units; CA Command College graduates can transfer in up to 12 units
  • Discounted tuition for FOP members
  • Use your GI/Yellow Ribbon benefits
  • USD is a top-rated university with a dynamic alumni network
  • Start year-round in January, May or September

Learn more at or call 877-425-7905 to speak to an enrollment advisor.