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Criminal Justice Leadership, M.A.


Please note: The M.A. in Criminal Justice Leadership is no longer accepting new applications after June 1, 2024.

The world needs people like you who can make our communities safer for generations to come.

We will help you develop the leadership skills needed to manage ethical dilemmas that arise within the field of criminal justice.

Our program is for individuals with an undergraduate degree in criminal justice, political science, psychology or sociology who are looking to advance in their careers.

This innovative curriculum will help you:

  • Develop the leadership skills to manage ethical dilemmas in criminal justice
  • Master skills to create, analyze and implement policy
  • Lead an organization effectively through change
  • Build conflict resolution policies

Upon graduation, you will be highly qualified to lead, protect and organize criminal justice teams in your chosen profession.

Your drive to promote justice and our commitment to helping you succeed gives you the tools you need to be a success.

Robert Stallings

Through our curriculum, students will gain the confidence to work in a variety of criminal justice administrative positions in local, state and federal law enforcement...

Robert Stallings, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

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