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Southern Illinois University



College of Applied Sciences and Arts

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Public Safety Management

Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Management

FSM Logo   A message from Gary Kistner, Program Coordinatorfsm seal

As program coordinator for the Public Safety Management (PSM) Program I would like to welcome you to our website. The goal of our program is to provide you the opportunity to enhance your career through continued higher education. This program is designed for those individuals who already possess an Associate's degree with a background in the fire service. The PSM program IS NOT taught on campus but rather through our Off-Campus Academic Programs (OCAP).

The faculty and staff of 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 is to provide you with highly trained and qualified instructors with various fields of study in the PSM program. We are committed to the enhancement and advancement of public safety professionals through higher education. The PSM program is an accredited IFSAC program and a long time participant in the Federal Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) program.

For more information, contact Gary Kistner at or at (618)453-7277.

1st class, MFSHS 2013

First class, MFSHS 2013