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School of Policy, Justice, and Public Safety

About the Department

Tomorrow's leaders will decide how the world responds to historic challenges. Addressing issues such as climate change, national security, criminal justice reform, and health policy will take a new generation of insightful, innovative thinkers.

At CSU, you'll develop the skills you need to become an effective change-maker. Pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in political science or a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree with concentrations in either government administration or justice administration.

The School of Policy, Justice, and Public Safety will champion your success every step of the way. Learn hands-on through internship programs at the local, state, national, and international levels. As a graduate, you'll be prepared for advanced study or ready to launch a successful career in government, business, or nonprofit organizations.


Create Your Future

The Department of Policy, Justice, and Public Safety offers a number of degrees and minors. Explore your options here.

Department Degree Programs
Program Type Programs Available
Nexus Public Safety
Bachelor's Criminal Justice (B.S.)1, Political Science (B.S.)
Master's Public Administration - Government Administration (M.P.A.)1, Public Administration - Justice Administration (M.P.A.)1, Public Safety Administration (MPSA)
Minors Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Political Science
Pre-Professional Programs Pre-Law Program
Undergraduate Certificates Public Safety Certificate


  1. Online option is available.

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Learn From the Best

The School of Policy, Justice, and Public Safety is home to many accomplished faculty members. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. Thanks to a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in our art degree programs.


Dr. Kimberly Gill
Associate Professor / Department Chair


Bridget Downs
Senior Lecturer


Dr. Jennafer Vondal
Assistant Professor


Dr. Nicholas Bolden
Associate Professor


Dr. Daewoo Lee
Associate Professor


Dr. Masako Okura
Associate Professor


Dr. Troy Vidal
Associate Professor

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Columbus State University offers students a number of scholarships each year. Learn more about available scholarships.


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