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Center for Public Safety & Cybersecurity Education

Charting New Frontiers in Public Safety and Cybersecurity

The Center for Public Safety and Cybersecurity Education (CPSCE) provides cross-disciplinary education and training that prepares professionals to effectively prevent, solve and investigate cybersecurity issues and challenges. The Center leverages its faculty – who are both thought leaders and practitioners – along with 鶹ýɫƬ’s reputation for excellence in curriculum and course development to create learning experiences that address prevailing security concerns within industries and communities.

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Degrees & Certificates

Choose from a variety of education and training options – from professional and academic certificate programs that can help you elevate your expertise quickly, to full degrees designed for real-world application. 

Partner Solutions & Training

The CPSCE partners with businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations to provide customized training, course and curriculum development, evaluation services and research, and pathways to college credit for training and professional development.

Why CPSCE?

The Center merges 鶹ýɫƬ’s reputation for providing education that’s in sync with industry needs with its unsurpassed capabilities in curriculum design and course development, and focuses them to address the evolving needs of public safety and cybersecurity. Top-notch faculty and our state-of-the-art learning management system make the Center ideally suited to create dynamic experiences that resonate with adult learners. 

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Advance Your Career With Real World Experience

Real world career-related experiences can be important for working adults who want to advance their career goals by gaining critical work experience, demonstrating knowledge and skills in work settings, and growing their professional networks:

  • Can’t get interviews in a new field: A student working in full-time in retail wants to work in human resources (HR) but can’t get interviews for HR positions because they do not have any HR experience. The student could benefit from an online HR internship that fits their schedule.
  • Making a career change to do good: A student who worked for 20 years as an analyst for a large bank would like to change careers and work for a nonprofit that helps children with autism. The student could gain necessary knowledge and experience through a service learning internship by volunteering at a local nonprofit.
  • Need experience to get promoted: A marketing student working in a medium-sized accounting firm as an administrative assistant in the marketing department and would like get promoted into a position in digital marketing but does not have a portfolio of marketing projects to demonstrate their knowledge and skill. The student could benefit from a = project-based or micro-internship that fits around their schedule.
  • Don’t have the connections to get the job you want: A sport management major cannot get their foot in the door to at a professional sports team because they seem to go to people who are connected with top people at the organization. The student needs to get an unpaid internship for a local professional sports team.
  • Want to break into a new field, but lack experience and funds: A student working in the restaurant industry loves computers and wants to get into cybersecurity, but has no experience and has to work full-time to make ends meet. The student could benefit from a paid co-op or apprenticeship that provides full-time, paid, work along with education and training in the field.

If you think you could benefit from real-world career-related experiences like these, but don’t know where to start:

  • Contact a Career Development expert at careerdev@franklin.edu
  • Go to to find real world experience opportunities that meet your
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Franklin offers all types of real-world learning experiences to meet your needs:

Events & Resources

The effects of crime and cybercrime are far-reaching. For that reason, the Center provides public safety and cybersecurity resources and events that cater to groups with diverse needs, including business organizations, in-field professionals, community groups and individuals.  

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Learn more about the Center’s philosophy on serving partners, professionals and the central Ohio community and meet the team driving the important work we do.

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