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A Message From the Program Coordinator

A message from:

Gary Kistner
Program Coordinator/Director of Graduate Studies
Public Safety Management and Public Safety and Homeland Security Management

As program coordinator for the Public Safety Management programs, I would like to welcome you to our website. The goal of our program is to provide you, the fire service professional the best opportunity to enhance your professional career through continued higher education.  

The faculty and staff of the Off-Campus Academic Programs (OCAP) are dedicated to meeting the educational needs of the fire professional. Southern Illinois University Carbondale is dedicated to meeting both the academic and technical needs of the fire service.  

The mission of the Public Safety Management Program (PSM) and the Master of Public Safety and Homeland Security Management (PSHSM) is to provide you, the public safety or fire service professional with highly trained and qualified instructors within the various fields of study in the programs. We are committed to the enhancement and advancement of public safety and fire service professionals through higher education.

With the addition of our master’s degree program, Public Safety and Homeland Security Management, the faculty and staff feel that we have moved the PSM program a step ahead of other programs in the Public Safety and Fire Service areas.  The MS program is designed to prepare the public safety or fire professional for entry into the chief officer ranks.  This program covers a wide range of topics designed to help you succeed as a chief officer.

*This program is not available on Carbondale campus and is available through the College of Applied Sciences and Arts Off Campus Programs. Click here to find out more.