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Mercer to Unveil Master's in Public Safety Leadership
December 4, 2006

Program Contact:
(678) 547-6411
Media Contact:
Mark Vanderhoek
(478) 301-4037 or (800) 837-2911

ATLANTA — The College of Continuing and Professional Studies of Mercer University will launch its newest degree program in January. The Master of Science in Public Safety Leadership will be the first of its kind in Georgia to focus on a holistic approach to public safety education.
This degree will augment all public safety disciplines and is designed for individuals who work in federal agencies, law enforcement, probation, parole, corrections, and fire rescue and prevention, or in the areas of anti-terrorism and homeland security. The curriculum will include courses covering terrorism, disaster planning and response, and budgeting.
Classes for the Master of Science in Public Safety Leadership program will be held on weekday evenings on Mercer's Atlanta campus, 3001 Mercer University Drive, off I-85 just inside the northeast perimeter.
"Today's public demands educated public safety leaders," said Stacey L. Cotton, chief of police for the City of Covington and co-coordinator of Mercer's Public Safety Leadership Program. "Mercer has stepped up to provide a comprehensive, integrated degree program that cuts across disciplines. The new master's degree in Public Safety Leadership will provide current and future public safety leaders with the opportunity to learn the modern approaches to deal with current and future issues in public safety."
For more information on the Master of Public Safety Leadership or to apply, contact Arvetta Townsel at (678) 547-6411 or or visit the program's Web site.
About Mercer University:
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University has 7,300 students; 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies; major campuses in Macon and Atlanta; four regional academic centers across the state; a university press; teaching hospitals in Macon and Savannah; an educational partnership with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit

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