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Criminal Justice Leadership

Preparing tomorrow’s leaders in criminal justice.

Providing a sense of security to families, organizations and communities is as important and fulfilling a professional pursuit as you’re likely to find. And becoming a leader in the field takes the significance of your role to an entirely new level. Marian’s Master of Science program in Criminal Justice Leadership will position you to advance your career and be a trusted, respected leader.

The Program
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership will empower you with a heightened skill set in team building, interpersonal communication, presentations and planning. You’ll think critically and explore how the field intersects social justice and civic responsibility, developing the innovative techniques it takes to lead.

The Convenience
The program meets the needs of working professionals, offering the kind of convenience and flexibility that make it possible for you to earn a graduate degree without sacrificing your job or personal obligations. The program is offered in a unique cohort model, so getting enrolled and progressing through is an efficient and streamlined process.

The Marian Reputation
Marian is recognized by law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin and beyond for producing outstanding graduates and leaders in the field of criminal justice. In fact, we partner with more than a dozen respected law enforcement, corrections and other criminal justice agencies across the state and region who seek Marian graduates because they know they’ll get well-trained individuals who are ready to lead. Earning your Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership at Marian could open the door to a career as a criminologist, criminal profiler, criminal justice instructor, or in upper management and administration. And the U.S. Department of Labor has projected that the demand for private and corporate investigators will grow 22 percent between 2008 and 2018; and law enforcement staff and officials, including supervisors and investigators, will grow between five and 17 percent.

Program Information

Degree Requirements
To receive the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership degree, the candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  • 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 and Systems, 3 cr.
LDR 635 Intercultural Communication and 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.


Fun Fact

In comparison to colleges in the area, the average GPA of incoming first year students at Marian is 3.11 (Source: Marian University Office of Institutional Research, Incoming Class of 2013-14).

Campus Info

Marian University - Main Campus
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

CALL: 1-800-2-MARIAN (1-800-262-7426)
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