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Annual Course Schedule - MPS

This 30-credit (10 courses) Master of Public Safety (MPS) is completed in 20 months (5 semesters/terms) by enrolling in 2 courses per semester/term. Students move through the program in a cohort. Classes are tentatively scheduled as follows. Please note that SCPS may cancel, modify, or make substitutions as deemed necessary in any given semester.  

Fall 2019 First Semester for Cohort 1
PSPS 6010 Constitutional Framework of Policing (Required)
PSPS 6020 Local Impact of Global Issues (Required)

Spring 2020
PSPS 6040 Creating & Sustaining Community Dialogues (Required)
PSPS 6002 Balancing Policing Strategy & Individual Rights (Elective)
PSPS 6001 Balancing Public Health & Public Policy (Elective)

Summer 2020
PSPS 6030 Developing & Implementing Systems of Emergency Preparedness (Required)
PSPS 6003 Social Capital & Relational Policing (Elective)

Fall 2020
PSPS 6050 Stewardship of Public Assets & Managing Human Capital (Required)
PSPS 6004 Managing Data in Public Safety (Elective)
PSPS 6000 Transformational Leadership in Changing Times (Elective)

Spring 2021 Final Semester for Cohort 1
PSPS 6991 Capstone (Required)
PSPS 6005 Cyber Technologies (Elective)

* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.

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MPS graduates will gain the data-driven knowledge, best practices, and practical skills required for law enforcement leadership.
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Tim Longo


As a retired Charlottesville Police Chief, Tim is an expert on the complex challenges faced by today’s law enforcement officers. Now serving as program director and faculty for the Master of Public Safety (MPS) program, he emphasizes foundational elements of policing while encouraging forward-thinking problem-solving for contemporary issues. Drawing from the wide-ranging expertise of UVA’s students and faculty, his curriculum incorporates multiple disciplines including law, medicine, psychology, public policy, engineering, and business.

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