Master's of Science in Management: Criminal Justice

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Prepare for positions in law enforcement, criminal courts and corrections.


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Total Program Credits:
54 Credits

Transfer Credits:
Transfer in up to 75% of the program
*Prior learning and work experience may count toward program credit

Program Length:
6 quarters full time
18 months with year-round classes

Employment Rate:
100% for 2013 - 2014 
*Employment rate is for the Master's degree programs in Business Administration & Management

Salary Range:
Full-time $35,000 - $51,200

The field of criminal justice is constantly changing, and agencies need skilled leaders who know how to manage critical issues. Our Master of Science in Management (MS) program with a criminal justice emphasis is designed to give you the skills you need to keep pace and lead in this evolving field. As a graduate, you will be prepared to manage community relations, respond to homeland security and emergency management issues, prepare public safety budgets and more.

Our program is designed to give those already working in the field a more comprehensive skill set. As an online program, you will enjoy the flexibility and convenience of studying around your schedule.

Program Highlights

The Master of Science in Management includes core management requirements that are used by leaders across all industries. Some highlights of the criminal justice emphasis include:

  • Ability to earn your degree in as few as 18 months with full-time, year-round study
  • Apply criminal justice concepts in the real world as part of your coursework
  • Learn from industry-experienced instructors
  • Receive transfer credits for eligible work experience in the criminal justice field or for completed coursework from another university that meets our course objectives.
  • Choose convenient online classe

Once you graduate, you may be qualified for positions, such as:

  • Supervisor
  • Probation officer
  • Corrections officer supervisor

How to Apply

Applicants to the program must have a bachelor’s degree and professional experience in a criminal justice-related field. To learn more about our Master of Science in Management degree with a criminal justice emphasis or our enrollment process, please email us or call 1-877-480-3335.

Student Outcome Disclosure


Case Studies of Critical Issues and Incidents in Criminal Justice

This course will expose the student to critical issues and incidents in the criminal justice field. Students address issues in: citizen complaints, internal affairs, union negotiations, use of force incidents, debriefing tactics, deadly force encounters, and other current related issues.


Applications of Public and Media Relations in Criminal Justice

This course will explore effective and appropriate communication in the criminal justice field. Students will review or examine appropriate media relations and how/when it is appropriate to release information. Data privacy will be discussed and the legal ramifications of data privacy violations will be analyzed. This course will also expose students to proper community relations. Best practices for communicating with the public will be explored and assessed.


Case Studies of Budget and Finance in Criminal Justice

This course will introduce criminal justice budgeting and finance to students. Students will assess case studies on police budgets and finance issues as well as correctional budgets and finance issues.

Students will identify and explore the current restraints on public financing and will evaluate methods of preparing a budget for public safety organizations.

The Master's Degree in Management with emphasis in criminal justice is a new program. Employer and salary information will be available after students have completed the program.