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M.A. in Criminal Justice Leadership

Program Overview

Advance Your Criminal Justice Career

Prepare for leadership opportunities and overall career growth in fields like law enforcement, corrections, security, and social services. CSP’s online master’s in criminal justice leadership builds on your experience and previous studies to help you excel in your field.

Prepare for leadership opportunities and overall career growth in fields like law enforcement, corrections, security, and social services. CSP’s online master’s in criminal justice leadership builds on your experience and previous studies to help you excel in your field.

Fast Facts

2

years, depending on transfer credits

36

total credit hours

$475

per credit hour

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A Powerful Degree in a Flexible Format

Take a challenging, reflective look at your strengths and weaknesses as a leader. CSP’s online master’s in criminal justice leadership program develops your vision, attitude, and emotional intelligence as a leader — which are applicable to any criminal justice field. You’ll become better at problem-solving and decision-making while learning how to navigate organizational, cultural, socioeconomic, and political influences.

When you graduate, you’ll have the skills and credential that are highly sought-after by employers. And since the fully online criminal justice master’s degree is offered in a convenient learning environment, you’ll have the flexibility to maintain your personal and professional life.

Curriculum

The online criminal justice master’s degree is 36 credit hours. You’ll study criminal justice resources, research methods in the field, legal and legislative issues, correctional design, applied ethics in criminal justice, and a capstone course that gives you the opportunity to reflect on your learning and integrate what you’ve learned with a professional portfolio.

Curriculum

Program Outcomes

Graduate Outcomes

95%

95% of CSP graduates receive job offers within one year of graduation, according to the First Destinations survey administered by Concordia University, St. Paul.

44%

CSP graduates earn 44% more than the national average, according to the graduate earning data source at https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.

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Admissions Requirements

To apply for the online criminal justice master’s from Concordia University, St. Paul, you will need:

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Tuition Details

The online criminal justice master’s degree program from CSP costs $475 per credit hour. You can transfer a maximum of half the program’s credit hours, bringing your total tuition as low as $8,550. Convenient payment options and $2,000 partnership scholarships are also available to make your education even more affordable.

Faculty

You’ll have support from expert faculty members at CSP, who will be there to answer your questions and guide you throughout your online criminal justice master’s degree program. It’s yet another way that the online format mimics the experience of studying at campus.

Get the Feel of an In-Person Program on Your Schedule

Online programs from Concordia University, St. Paul are designed for your busy lifestyle. You can study at your convenience while taking advantage of synchronous or asynchronous coursework. With our flexible online framework, you’ll get to know your peers and faculty while engaging in unique assignments and activities. Explore the various ways that you will receive support through every stage of the online learning experience, and discover tips about how to maximize your resources.

Online Experience

Financial Aid

In addition to financing your online education with federal student aid and private loans, CSP offers online students a tuition discount (this limits eligibility for institutional scholarships). Transfer students could receive $2,000 or more through transfer partnerships and transfer student awards. CSP is also a Military Friendly® institution. An enrollment counselor and tuition planner will help you apply for financial aid.

Tuition & Aid

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you interested in one of Concordia’s online programs? Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about time to completion, accreditation, tuition and fees, admissions, and more. If applicable, you can also learn more about licensure, concentrations, or specializations offered in the program. Get more information about any online program or contact an enrollment counselor at (855) 641-2525 with further questions.

Yes, you can transfer up to 50 percent of the program’s credit hours from a regionally accredited institution toward this degree program. Our Transfer Specialists will guide you through the process.

Without transfer credits, completing 36 credit hours at $475 per credit hour totals $17,100. However, with the maximum amount of transfer credits (50 percent), your total tuition could be as low as $8,550 before scholarships and financial aid.

The online M.A. in Criminal Justice Leadership from Concordia University, St. Paul is $475 per credit hour.

This program is offered fully online from Concordia University, St. Paul.

The program’s 36 credit hours can be completed in just over two years. However, your transfer credits will vary the time it takes you to complete the degree.

The M.A. in Criminal Justice Leadership has 9 courses.

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Sources

  1. Police and Detectives. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 10 April 2020. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/police-and-detectives.htm. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  2. Sociologists. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 10 April 2020. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/sociologists.htm. Retrieved 8 May 2020.