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Master of Science in Criminal Justice/Leadership and Executive Management

Kaplan University



The online Master of Science in Criminal Justice/Leadership and Executive Management degree from Kaplan University is a flexible program created to guide students in their exploration of the various theories and practices related to justice management, fiscal issues (with an emphasis on the preparation of budgets and grant applications), human resource development, and employment and policy law.

Built on a professional model of relevant, practical knowledge, this online Leadership and Executive Management degree program offers students two courses of study, a non-thesis track that lends itself to practical law enforcement applications and a research-based thesis track that focuses on theory and prepares you for criminal justice instruction.

As a student in this online criminal justice degree program, individuals will interact with industry professionals who are dedicated in helping them:

  • Analyze the causes of criminal behavior in various cultures around the world, with an emphasis on the causes of social deviance
  • Focus on organizational behavior, management and leadership of human resources, and design and structural processes in criminal justice organizations
  • Explore various research methods and focus on developing the skills needed to design and conduct applied research and evaluate data
  • Study recent legislation and case law at the state and federal levels in areas such as law enforcement, criminal procedure, civil and criminal liability, civil rights, employment law, and substance abuse

Graduates of this online degree in criminal justice degree will have gained the skills that are needed for working within various management positions in law enforcement, security, court systems, education, and training.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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