Bachelor of Arts in Public Safety Administration

Build Your Career. Build Your Community.

This degree provides skills and competencies for public safety that no other degree offers as an entire package. We integrate business skills that are crucial for today's Public Safety Administrator. Our courses focus on content that is contemporary, relevant, and immediately usable. All materials and assignments are specifically designed to equip public safety officials to better serve in their chosen field.

Rob McKenna
Washington State Attorney General
2005–2013

"Today's public safety departments demand highly trained officers and staff who come equipped with the kinds of management, analytical, and leadership skills that Northwest University imparts to its Public Safety Administration students."

Why Choose Northwest University?

Highest Accreditation Possible

We represent the gold standard in accreditation. You'll strengthen your professional credibility, and graduate knowing that your degree is widely recognized and deeply respected.

Graduate More Quickly

We offer up to 70 credits for prior college, military, and police academy training. As a result, you can graduate faster than with other online programs. At NU, it's possible to start an exciting new career or be promoted more quickly than you think. Our counselors will work with you every step of the way.

Save Money

Faster graduation means less tuition. But there are other ways we can help you save money. For instance, your tuition includes all of the curriculum. At NU, there are no hidden or extra expenses. It's why U.S. News & World Report lists us as a Top Value.

Unique Public Safety Curriculum

Our curriculum is specifically designed to provide a true problem-identification approach for the development of strategies for long-term solutions. You'll develop the critical thinking skills to provide thought-provoking answers that work.

Learn from Leaders. Become a Leader.

"My goal as the director of this program is to train exceptional leaders in the Public Safety field. We will help you to succeed with a high degree of excellence. In my 40 years in the field, I've never seen a better Public Safety Administration program."

— Bill Cooper, Director of Public Safety Administration Program

Career Path

Possible career paths include law enforcement, corrections, fire, and security organizations. There is an ever-increasing demand for higher education in these fields, and this degree provides robust training and education in the skills necessary to successfully work in, manage, or lead a public safety organization.

Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs

FBI National Academy

WA NAFTO

Program Cost

Cost per Credit

$440

Total Credits in Program

120

Next Steps

Would you like to get started right away? Begin the admission process now by completing our online application form. Or fill out the Request Info form, and a member of our Admissions team will contact you soon.

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Top Accreditation

Northwest University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is a private, non-profit Christian institution awarding associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The University also holds membership with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.

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NOTE: Northwest University is not currently authorized to accept applications to our online programs (with the exception of the M.A. in International Community Development) from residents of these states: Connecticut, DC, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Wisconsin. This information will be updated as additional state authorizations are secured.