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MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management

Transition into a career as an educator or consultant.

As strategies and policies to combat crime become more complex, the need for specialized executive leadership continues to grow.

Walden’s MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management program will prepare you to:

  • Pursue criminal justice-related executive leadership and management roles, or for a career in higher education or consulting.
  • Utilize the management philosophies and communication and budgeting skills that criminal justice professionals require.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of how to develop policy and influence policymakers.

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Gain the skills needed to confront and manage teams and victims in times of crisis.

Study the techniques for managing public and nonprofit entities in international settings.

Gain an understanding of the foundations for evaluating and creative protective measures and policies.

Explore current trends in law and policy, ethics and social justice, and controversies in criminal justice.

In this specialization, you will examine strategies for building and assessing policy objectives.

Learn how to manage unexpected change in public organizations, and how to lead, motivate, and inspire people within organizations.

Design your own specialization to match your career goals by choosing courses from a variety of specializations.

Explore how terrorism policies are drafted and enforced and how ethical issues related to human rights are treated.

Take part in an in-depth understanding of the field of criminal justice. Study the management, communication, policy, and budgeting skills that can position you to take on a more senior role at your agency or organization. Explore ways to work effectively with policymakers and decision-makers.

A few of the core courses you will take include:

  • Controversies in Criminal Justice
  • Organizational Management and Leadership
  • Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination
  • Ethics and Social Justice

More about our MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management program

Depending on your specialization, you will be prepared for a variety of career options in areas like law enforcement, courts, corrections, and probations. Possible job titles include:*

  • Higher education professor
  • Sentencing analyst
  • Public relations officer
  • Court Administrator

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into this program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling , to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.
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Why earn your MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management at Walden?

Seth Barnett

"Walden is a unique platform of education. They have mastered the art of nontraditional education."

Seth Barnett | Master of Public Administration (MPA) Graduate