Online M.A. in Criminal Justice Leadership

Step Up as a Leader in the Criminal Justice Field

Exceptional Education for a Successful Career

The online master’s in criminal justice leadership at CSP challenges you to enhance your skills and professionalism, positioning yourself for top-tier roles in impactful organizations.

Our online M.A. in Criminal Justice Leadership is creative, self-directed, and rigorous. Students come from various fields, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, military, and social service, which adds unique perspectives to each cohort. Collaborative learning with faculty and other students emphasizes that graduate learning is not the process of remembering information, but rather the process of constructing knowledge. Graduate in two years or less, prepared to lead and make a difference.

Online programs from CSP feature supportive and energetic faculty. You’ll reach your goals in a flexible, digital environment while gaining valuable experience and advanced industry knowledge in the tradition of Concordia University, St. Paul’s academic excellence.

100% Online

$475 per Credit Hour

Transfer Credits Accepted

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Online, Sequential Criminal Justice Coursework

The 36 total credits in the online master’s program cover research methods, ethics, and legal issues. Graduate in just over two years ready to advance into leadership roles.

Correctional Design in a Changing World

Expand upon the basics of institutional and community corrections by exploring modern research and trends in corrections.

Research Methods in Criminal Justice

Explore the dynamics of problem-solving with special attention to research methodologies which result in finding creative and productive solutions.

Applied Ethics in Criminal Justice Leadership

Review and analyze popular models of ethical decision-making and problems criminal justice professionals face every day.

Legal and Legislative Issues

Examine how law defines policy in areas impacting the business of criminal justice, including due process, civil rights, and criminal procedure.

Online Study at Concordia University, St. Paul

Our online community enables students to explore their interests, engage with professors and peers, and achieve their goals through academic growth. Career-focused coursework, an experiential learning environment, supportive faculty, and flexibility mean you’ll be set up for success. We are committed to delivering an online learning experience through affordable programs that have the same quality as on-campus programs.

Top Careers in Criminal Justice Leadership

The top 10% of police and detectives earn more than $113,860 per year.1 The master’s degree in criminal justice leadership prepares you for high-earning and influential roles. Our graduates pursue impactful jobs, including:

  • First-Line Supervisor
  • Prison Warden
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Emergency Management Director
  • FBI Agent
  • Police Chief
  • U.S. Marshall
  • Supervising Probation Officer
“All my professors are awesome. And I’m very impressed with their level of professionalism, courtesy, kindness, compassion, and intellect. I’m impressed with how much I’m learning, and thrilled about how much I have yet to learn.”
– Tanja Taff-Morello, CSP Online Student, Rochester, MN, Liaison at Mayo Clinic

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