Prepare for an executive role in the field of criminal justice with the master’s in criminal justice leadership and excutive management program.
Next Start Dates
Courses with a set schedule
January 09, 2023
Up to 23 Credits
Walden’s online 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.
- 48 quarter credits
- Foundation course (3 cr.)
- Core courses (45 cr.)
View the COMPLETE CURRICULUM PLAN.
Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 844-768-0610.
Program Requirements: A bachelor's degree or higher.
General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.
|Tuition||48 total quarter credit hours||$518 per quarter hour||$24,864|
|Technology Fee||Per quarter||$165||$825|
Effective February 27, 2023
|Tuition||48 total quarter credit hours||$535 per quarter hour||$25,680|
|Technology Fee||Per quarter||$170||$850|
*Tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Tuition and time to complete may be reduced if transfer credits are accepted, or if you receive grants, scholarships or other tuition reductions. Walden may accept up to 24 transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.
Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost between $1,000 and $1,400.
Paying for Your Education
Our Enrollment Specialists can help you outline a plan and find resources for funding your education.
Graduates of the program will be well-prepared for a number of occupations across an array of areas, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, and probation. Possible job titles include:
- Background investigator
- Border patrol agent
- Correctional administrator
- Customs agent
- Deputy U.S. marshal
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officer
- FBI AGENT
- Federal pretrial service officer
- Federal probation officer
- Federal protection service officer
- Gang crimes investigator
- Narcotics officer
- Parole officer / Probation Officer
- Placement officer
- Pre-Trial Investigator (PSI)
- Private investigator
- Public relations officer
- Sentencing analyst
- Secret service
- U.S. Marshal
- Undercover operative
- Victim restitution professional
Career positions may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
Graduates of the MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management program will be able to:
- Utilize theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice.
- Use research to evaluate factors related to crime and the impact of crime on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures.
- Evaluate the impact of U.S. constitutional policy and procedures on the criminal justice system.
- Analyze the impact of the criminal justice process on victims and perpetrators.
- Synthesize principles from criminal justice theories, processes, and practices to promote social justice and positive social change.
- Compare the structural functions and interactions of law enforcement, courts, and corrections within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal level.
- Discuss how criminal justice laws and policies are adopted, implemented, and evaluated.
- Evaluate the management philosophies used in managing human resources in criminal justice organizations.
- Discuss the leadership skills needed for working with diverse populations.
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