Walden’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management will help law enforcement professionals prepare for executive management roles in criminal justice or transition into a career in education or as a consultant. In this program, you will study management philosophies as well as the budgeting and communication skills that criminal justice professionals require in order to create and influence policy makers.

If you are a criminal justice professional interested in studying a unique blend of criminal behavioral theory, along with human services, technology, homeland security, and management skills, then consider Walden’s MS in Criminal Justice program.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Utilize theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice.
  2. Use research to evaluate factors related to crime and the impact of crime on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures.
  3. Evaluate the impact of U.S. constitutional policy and procedures on the criminal justice system.
  4. Analyze the impact of the criminal justice process on victims and perpetrators.
  5. Synthesize principles from criminal justice theories, processes, and practices to promote social justice and positive social change.
  6. Compare the structural functions and interactions of law enforcement, courts, and corrections within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal level.
  7. Discuss how criminal justice laws and policies are adopted, implemented, and evaluated.
  8. Evaluate the management philosophies used in managing human resources in criminal justice organizations.
  9. Discuss the leadership skills needed for working with diverse populations.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.


Seth Barnett

Seth Barnett

MPA Graduate
I want to continue to strive for social change that the university emphasizes to help change the world.
I wish to pursue a PhD in Public Policy and Administration. It will be very beneficial to me because I can complete the program faster than normal based on my academic achievements in the same department.
I have been using my degree to write grants to help special needs children in my community.
Tommy White MS in Criminal Justice and Executive Management Graduate, DBA Student
Gabirel Takang MPA Graduate
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Elizabeth Brown MPA Graduate
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