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Criteria

We consider a range of criteria when reviewing applications for admission. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

For the Bachelor of Science

  • Currently serve a federal, state or local public safety or community public sector organization, intelligence agency or the military, or receive an exception from the PSL director. PSL defines public safety organizations as federal, state and local law enforcement; fire and emergency; military; intelligence analysis; medical services; public health; transit; private security; and occupational safety. In addition, PSL includes community public sector organizations, such as public health; housing; drug treatment centers; jobs development; education administration; small business associations; industry/community relations; community supervision; legal aid; mental health; and recreation and parks.
  • Hold a high school degree or equivalent.
  • Hold an associate of arts degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university and have earned at least 60 transferable college-level credits, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Note: Applicants with fewer than 60 credits should contact the program (410-516-9900) for a transcript evaluation and program plan.
  • Submit an application, essay, resume, disposition survey, two letters of recommendation and official transcripts from all accredited postsecondary institutions attended. (Academic records from non-U.S. institutions must be evaluated by an authorized credential evaluation agency.)

For the Master of Science

  • Currently serve a federal, state or local public safety or community public sector organization, intelligence agency or the military, or receive an exception from the PSL director. PSL defines public safety organizations as federal, state and local law enforcement; fire and emergency; military; intelligence analysis; medical services; public health; transit; private security; and occupational safety. In addition, PSL includes community public sector organizations, such as public health; housing; drug treatment centers; jobs development; education administration; small business associations; industry/community relations; community supervision; legal aid; mental health; and recreation and parks;
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university, together with a successful academic record (Admission to a master’s program generally requires that a student has earned a minimum cumulative average GPA of 3.0 in all previous undergraduate and graduate studies, including incomplete programs of study);
  • Submit an application, essay, resume, disposition survey, two letters of recommendation and official transcripts from all accredited postsecondary institutions attended (Academic records from non-U.S. institutions must be evaluated by an authorized credential evaluation agency.).

International applicants for the BS and MS in Organizational Leadership must:

  • Have their academic records examined by an agency that evaluates credentials if they hold degrees or have earned credits from non-U.S. institutions; see credential evaluation; and
  • Submit official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores if English is not their native language; see test score requirements.

For the Master of Science in Intelligence Analysis

  • Currently be serving as intelligence analysts in the intelligence community; federal, state or local public safety agencies; or private vendors who serve intelligence agencies;
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university, together with a successful academic record (Admission to a master’s program generally requires that a student has earned a minimum cumulative average GPA of 3.0 in all previous undergraduate and graduate studies, including incomplete programs of study.);
  • Submit an application, essay, resume, dispositions survey, two letters of recommendation and official transcripts from all accredited postsecondary institutions attended (Academic records from non-U.S. institutions must be examined by an authorized agency that evaluates credentials.); and
  •   Be a U.S. citizen.

 

Cohort Start Dates

BS Organizational Leadership
August 18, 2017

Online MS Organizational Leadership
January 22, 2018

MS Organizational Leadership
January 19, 2018

MS Intelligence Analysis
January 20, 2018

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To speak with a program adviser or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 410-516-9900.

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