University of Maryland-University College

3501 University Blvd East, Adelphi, MD 20783-8010

Program Details

University of Maryland at University College offers the Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Management for professionals and students interested in a career involving the management of public service organizations relating to public safety, law enforcement, or the legal system. Leaders in this field have the unique and demanding responsibilities of dealing with emergencies, managing criminal populations or criminal activity, and preserving the peace, all while maintaining a respect for individual rights and freedoms. The program involves learning how to assume the role of leadership in the criminal justice system and explores the complex challenges leaders face in these agencies.

Students will study material through courses which relate the fields of management and criminal justice education. Those classes include organizational theory, intercultural communication and leadership, financial decision making for managers, statistics for managerial decision making, critical analysis of the criminal justice system, perspective in law enforcement management, issues in correctional administration, seminar in security management, criminal justice intelligence systems and approaches, legal aspects within the criminal justice system, and issues in criminal justice leadership.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary education and professional qualities for roles in management and administration within the criminal justice system. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles they have learned in the program into their eventual development as a functional affective professional in their field.  Those qualifications include utilizing theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice, how to use research to evaluate factors related to crime and the impact of crime on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures, how to evaluate the impact of the constitutional policy and procedures on the criminal justice system, and how to analyze the impact of the criminal justice process on victims and perpetrators.

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    Program Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Master
    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
    • Completion Time:
      36

    Requirements

    Undergraduate degree

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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