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MSCJ - Leadership and Executive Management

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice program with a specialization in Leadership / Executive Management offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge of organizational behavior, justice management, criminological theory, and research methods for criminal justice. Learn more about Kaplan University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Leadership / Executive Management here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Leadership / Executive Management

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Master of Science

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Leadership / Executive Management is designed to help prepare students to pursue management, leadership, and professional positions in the criminal justice environment. All tracks within the program emphasize research methods, criminology theory, select legal principles, and ethical practices appropriate for criminal justice. Students could pursue the comprehensive exam track, which requires students to successfully pass an examination, or the applied research track, which requires students to complete research-oriented coursework and an original research project. The Leadership / Executive Management specialization focuses on law and employment, human resources, and justice management.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

55 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Leadership / Executive Management Specialization:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Leadership / Executive Management Specialization Requirements

  • CJ 511: Employment and Policy Law (5 credits)
  • CJ 516: Budgeting and Finance for Public Safety Administrators (5 credits)
  • CJ 519: Ethics and Diversity in Policing (5 credits)
  • PP 611: Grant Writing (5 credits)

Core Requirements for Comprehensive Exam Track

  • CJ 550: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Public Safety (5 credits)
  • CJ 501: Criminological Theory (5 credits)
  • CJ 502: Research Methodology (5 credits)
  • CJ 503: Organizational Behavior (5 credits)
  • CJ 505: Critical Issues in Criminal Justice (5 credits)
  • CJ 526: Academic and Professional Communications in Public Safety (5 credits)
  • CJ 602: Comprehensive Exam (0 credits)

Core Requirements for Applied Research Track

  • CJ 550: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Public Safety (5 credits)
  • CJ 501: Criminological Theory (5 credits)
  • CJ 503: Organizational Behavior (5 credits)
  • CJ 525: Applied Research in Criminal Justice (5 credits)
  • CJ 526: Academic and Professional Communications in Public Safety (5 credits)
  • CJ 598: Applied Research Project (5 credits)

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Career Paths:

Students in Kaplan University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice program with a specialization in Leadership/Executive Management could gain knowledge in organizational behavior and management techniques, research methods, professional practices and ethics that are relevant to many careers in criminal justice. Graduates could be able to apply criminological theory to criminal justice problems throughout the world.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Corrections officer or manager
  • Justice administrator
  • Law enforcement supervisor
  • Public safety manager
  • Private security supervisor

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