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MS in Organizational Leadership - Criminal Justice

Individuals who want to prepare for leadership positions within the criminal justice field may want to consider enrolling in Northcentral University's Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Criminal Justice. Learn more about this online master's degree program and its requirements here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Criminal Justice

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to this Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program may already have some business and leadership skills and are interested in working in the criminal justice system. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program with a specialization in Criminal Justice at Northcentral University is designed to help students develop the capabilities and knowledge needed to seek management and leadership positions in the criminal justice system. Specialization courses expose students to the roles of a forensic scientist and the different components of the U.S. criminal justice system, including the ethics and technology related to each area, as well as current issued facing local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Additional core leadership courses cover topics related to ethics and decision-making, leadership practices, organizational health, and data evaluation. The program concludes with a capstone course.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loans or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Criminal Justice:

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

Foundation Requirements (21 credits)

  • MSOL 5000: Leadership Development and Practice
  • MSOL 5102: Ethics and Decision Making
  • MSOL 5103: People, Processes, and Organizational Health
  • MSOL 5104: Leadership: Change, Crises, and Communication
  • MSOL 5105: Leadership and Organization Strategy
  • MSOL 5106: Understanding Data
  • MSOL 5110: Capstone Professional Project

Criminal Justice Specialization Courses (9 credits)

  • MSOL 5201: Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • MSOL 5202: Current Issues in Law Enforcement
  • MSOL 5203: Survey of Forensic Sciences

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates who want to pursue senior executive leadership roles, postsecondary teaching positions, or research jobs might also consider continuing their studies in a doctoral degree program. Courses in a doctoral program might help them to develop advanced knowledge and competencies that could help them succeed in advanced leadership roles in business, administration, or criminal justice positions. Some examples of programs to which they might apply are:

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration - Organizational Leadership
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration - Criminal Justice
  • Doctor of Business Administration - Organizational Leadership
  • Doctor of Business Administration - Criminal Justice

Career Paths:

NCU's Master of Science in Organizational Leadership in Criminal Justice program could prepare students to seek leadership positions within the criminal justice field. They could seek management or administrative positions with law enforcement agencies; federal, local, or state governments; non-profit organizations; correctional institutions, and other public safety organizations. Some of the potential career opportunities include:

  • Police Administrator
  • Corrections Supervisor
  • Criminal Justice Consultant
  • Security Manager
  • Prison Warden
  • Public Safety Director