Master of Science in Criminal Justice / Public Management & Leadership
Walden University

Program Details

Walden University offers a Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree. Students pursuing this degree program will study a unique blend of criminal behavior theory along with technology, homeland security, and management skills applicable to the challenges facing the law enforcement community. You will evaluate the root causes of crime and their impact on criminal justice practices and procedures and analyze how law enforcement, courts, and corrections function and interact at the local, state, and federal levels.

The Public Management & Leadership specialization prepares you to develop strategies for managing unpredictable change in public organizations. You will discover how transformative change occurs in complex public systems and how language can influence and inspire organizational change. The coursework will help prepare you to lead, motivate, and inspire people within organizations.


  • Approved bachelor's degree or higher
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher in bachelor's coursework (4.0 scale)
  • Official transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission