The Master of Science in Leadership degree with a concentration in Criminal Justice prepares graduates to enter positions of leadership in their fields. Designed to promote leadership through critical thinking, social justice and civic responsibility, students develop innovative techniques needed to improve organizations' efficiency, effectiveness and productivity. They develop the skills necessary to design, assess, implement, and evaluate policy and learn a variety of analytical approaches to problem solving and organizational decision-making to prepare them for the complex multifaceted challenges they will face as leaders.
36 credits required for graduation
•18 credits in Core Leadership Curriculum
•18 credits in specific concentration area of applied leadership.
To receive the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership, the candidate must meet the following criteria:
• Completion of coursework with at least a 3.00 grade point average on a 4.00 scale.
• Submission and approval of the final capstone project.
36 credits as follows:
18 credits: Core Leadership Curriculum
LDR 605 Leadership Foundations, 3 cr.
LDR 607 Ethical Leadership, 3 cr.
LDR 625 Organizations & Systems, 3 cr.
LDR 635 Intercultural Communication & Leadership, 3 cr.
LDR 645 Quantitative Methods, 3 cr.
LDR 647 Research Foundations, 3 cr.
18 Credits: Criminal Justice Leadership Curriculum
CRJ 600 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice, 3 cr.
CRJ 610 Legal Issues in Criminal Justice Administration, 3 cr.
CRJ 620 Administration and Management of Criminal Justice Agencies, 3 cr.
CRJ 630 Managerial Finance for Criminal Justice, 3 cr.
CRJ 650 Criminal Justice Policy Analysis, 3 cr.
CRJ 695 Capstone Project, 3 cr.