The Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Walden University offers a concentration in Public Management & Leadership. This criminal justice administration degree online teaches students to develop strategies for managing unpredictable change in public organizations. Courses explain how transformative change occurs in complex public systems and how language influences and inspires organizational change. With this criminal justice program, you will learn to lead, motivate, and inspire others within organizations.
The curriculum also includes courses in the broader criminal justice field. Featuring a unique blend of criminal behavior theory, technology, homeland security, and management skills, students learn about the challenges facing law enforcement. You will evaluate root causes of crime and their impact on criminal justice practices and procedures while learning to analyze how law enforcement, courts, and corrections function and interact.
Students can choose from two delivery options with this specialization:
- Course-Based—instructor-led approach with learning on a predetermined schedule
- Tempo Competency-Based—flexible learning that allows you to progress at your own pace, on your own schedule
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Walden University is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.5 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s)
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