Wilfrid Laurier University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Public Safety

Wilfrid Laurier University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Master; Online
Field of Study:Security and Protective Services, Other
Cost per year:*
National: $27,000

Each course costs $3,375, for 8 courses at a total of $27,000.


The Master of Public Safety is a fully online, part-time professional program for those employed in or seeking employment in the field of public safety. It has purposefully been developed with concentrations that match the four pillars of public safety: national security, border strategies, countering crime and emergency management. Specializing in public safety leadership and management, this program is designed to produce individuals who are able to:

  • Effectively improve and critically assess the performance of their organizations;
  • Assume policymaking and research responsibilities;
  • Be motivated to set and reach strategic organizational goals;
  • Be inspirational, ethical and innovative leaders.

The program offers a rigorous, challenging and comprehensive curriculum that will provide learning experiences necessary to prepare you to succeed as professional practitioners in your chosen endeavour. The Master of Public Safety is dedicated to graduating students who understand the complexities of public safety issues in relationship to social justice issues faced in our modern society.


Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
An application for admission to our Master of Public Safety program must include:

  • The Application Summary, which is generated after you complete your OUAC application (log back in to OUAC to retrieve it).
  • Transcripts and graduation certificates (where applicable) for every postsecondary educational institution (college or university) you have attended, including those at which a degree or diploma was not completed.
  • A completed statement of intent.
  • A résumé of your academic and work experience. If applicable, include a history of your publication and scholarly paper activity and any other information you feel will interest the admissions committee.
  • Completed reference forms. Two references are required, one academic and one professional. A professional reference is someone who can speak to your work and/or volunteer experience related to your selected concentration. Applicants who have been out of school for five or more years, and who cannot obtain an academic reference, will be required to submit an additional professional reference in its place. Please do not include personal references from friends and family. Note: Reference forms are electronically submitted to Laurier by the referee and do not need to be uploaded.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on December 12, 2019