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What is the BS in Organizational Leadership?

The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership is designed for public safety professionals who have completed or are nearing completion of an Associate in Arts degree or its equivalent (60 transferable credits). This 60-credit program offers a business-based interdisciplinary curriculum that enables students to develop professionally and personally. The program cultivates personal and professional growth, focuses on styles of leadership, and helps leaders succeed in a dynamic, ever-changing culture.

Can any public safety professional apply to the program?
An applicant must be currently serving in a federal, state, or local public safety agency, intelligence agency, or military branch or has received an exception from PSL’s Director.

How and when do I apply?

New undergraduate cohorts begin each August. We accept applications on a rolling admissions basis, but students should allow time for receipt of transcripts and supporting documentation, application review and processing. This means you may apply anytime by going to our online application.

How do I know if I have the appropriate transfer credits?

All applicants are encouraged to meet with our academic adviser prior to applying. The adviser will evaluate your academic portfolio and create a personalized program plan. To schedule an appointment with an adviser please call (410) 516-9864.

What is the makeup and format of the class?

The average class ranges from 16 to 24 students. The students form a cohort, in which they move through the program as a group, taking the same classes in the same sequence. The cohort format builds lasting relationships among students and faculty, and allows in depth and ongoing discussion on classroom topics and projects. The cohort approach is at the heart of our strategy to create collaborative relationships among the public safety organizations.

Who serves on the faculty?

Faculty in the Johns Hopkins University, Division of Public Safety Leadership consists of subject matter experts, practitioners, and researchers from business, government, military, law, academia, and the nonprofit sector. Members of the faculty of the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership are leaders in their field.

A cadre of world-renown lecturers enhances the learning program. This group of senior executives and experts bring added dimensions to the classroom. Students in the JHU program regularly hear from and interact with the actual decision makers in the profession.

What is the Accelerated MS in Organizational Leadership?

The Accelerated MS in Organizational Leadership Program is an intensive 11-month program is open only to individuals who have received a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership degree from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Education. This highly regarded program allows students to complete his or her bachelors and masters degrees through a seamless course of study in less than three years.


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


Cohort Start Dates

Online MS Organizational Leadership
January 22, 2018

MS Organizational Leadership
January 19, 2018