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Administration and Leadership


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Master of Science in Criminal Justice

MSCJ- Administration and Leadership Concentration

Become a leader in your criminal justice career by earning an Administration and Leadership concentration with your MSCJ degree. Through this concentration, you will be prepared to lead and succeed as an administrator in your field. 

Goals and Course Topics

The Administration and Leadership concentration is designed to provide an enhanced level of graduate study and education for criminal justice practitioners who are entering or progressing into administration and leadership positions. Students gradating with this degree will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of administrative and leadership issues impacting criminal justice agencies
  • Acquire theoretical and applied knowledge of crime, crime analysis, criminal behavior and solutions to community crime
  • Demonstrate skills for conducting and assessing research and program evaluation
  • Develop improved competence in understanding and applying criminal justice administration and leadership principles
  • Progress significantly in the workplace in regards to promotion and transferability within criminal justice vocational settings


  • Police and Detective Supervisor
  • Supervisory Criminal Investigator
  • Emergency Management Director
  • Security Management
  • Computer Forensics Investigator
  • DEA Agent


This program is formatted for intense study and success online. You’ll take classes no more than two at a time in eight-week blocks, which allows for degree completion in less than 23 months. Small classes are formatted allow for productive discussions and personal attention from your instructor.

Who This MSCJ Concentration is For

This degree program is formatted for professionals who are currently working or progressing into the criminal justice administrative field. It is also ideal for students who want a layered education in many sections of the criminal justice field. 

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.


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$ 655 per credit hour
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