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The master’s program consists of a total of eight half-credit courses - six required courses and two courses related to the specific area of specialization being undertaken.

Required Core Courses

  • SAFE600: Public Safety in Canada
  • SAFE601: Issues in Contemporary Public Safety
  • SAFE602: Public Safety Administration
  • SAFE603: Intelligence and Analytics in Public Safety
  • SAFE604: Leadership and Ethics in Public Safety
  • SAFE605: Research Methods and Statistical Analysis in Public Safety


National Security

  • SAFE606: International Rule of Law
  • SAFE607: International Crime and Terrorism

Border Strategies

  • SAFE608: Beyond the Border
  • SAFE609: Immigration and Border Security

Countering Crime

  • SAFE610: Intelligence and Evidence Based Decision Making
  • SAFE611: Diverse Communities

Emergency Management

  • SAFE612: Interagency Disaster Management
  • SAFE613: Emergency Management Planning

If you are contemplating the master program, you may wish to start with the corresponding graduate diploma program. You will take SAFE600 and SAFE601 as well as the two courses related to your diploma. These four courses are part of the Master of Public Safety program. If you wish to continue to the master program, you may have these courses transferred into that program upon admission. Four additional courses are required to complete the Master of Public Safety and upon graduation, the diploma will be forfeited.

Additional diplomas may also be taken after the initial one or after the master’s by taking the two discipline specific courses.


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