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Human Resource Management Concentration


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Master of Science in Criminal Justice

MSCJ- Human Resource Management Concentration

Take the lead in public safety with a Master of Criminal Justice Administration and Leadership alongside a concentration in Human Resources Management (MSCJ-HR). This online program covers executive-level topics in business administration, with a module of specialized courses focused on the human resources (HR) function that apply to Public Safety settings.

Goals and Course Topics:

Human resources management is one of the most crucial functions in today’s competitive business and public safety environments. We help you develop advanced knowledge in labor law, negotiations, compensation structure and organizational behavior, which allow you to pursue manager-level HR roles in business and public safety settings. 


The concentration in Human Resources Management covers advanced business administration concepts including the global economy, finance and marketing. Specialized HR topics include:

  • Employment and labor laws and regulations
  • Managing conflict and negotiation
  • Recruitment, hiring and training
  • Compensation and benefits management

Coursework emphasizes practical application of theories and may include case studies, group projects, research projects and presentation.


  • Senior Human Resources Public Safety Consultant
  • Vice President of Human Resources
  • Human Resources Manager or Director within Public Safety Environments
  • HR Analytics Specialist in Public Safety

MSCJ - Human Resource Management Concentration Format

The online HR masters degree concentration is formatted for accelerated completion. You will take courses one at a time, building concepts in a logical sequence.

Our 100% online format allows for productive discussions and personal attention from your instructor while you work through your HR Management and Concentration course work. 

Who This Masters in Human Resources Program Is For

This concentration is developed for both experienced and novice public safety practitioners who are moving through the promotional hierarchy within their public safety agency. However, we do not require a minimum amount of full-time work experience to be accepted into this concentration. This program is also developed and designed for individuals who are motivated or aspire to work in public safety with a concentration or specialization in Human Resources Management. 

We prefer working professionals whose official transcripts show a 3.0+ GPA in their last 60 credits of bachelor degree study. However, the Graduate Admissions Committee may provisionally admit students who earned less than a 3.0 as undergraduates after requesting additional documents and letters of recommendation from current or former professors and employers. 

The MSCJ-HR concentration is for working professionals with a bachelor’s degree. However, we do not require a minimum amount of full-time work experience to be accepted into the program. 

Admissions requirements, transfer credit guidelines and graduate requirements are outlined in our Academic Catalog. An Admissions Counselor will help you order your official transcripts and Averett will pay the associated costs. We will evaluate your transcripts to determine the degree program for which you qualify


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