The justice, policy and leadership master’s program allows for in-depth specialization with concentrations available in law enforcement, corrections and juvenile justice. The Justice, Policy and Leadership program of Eastern Kentucky University prepares you to be a leader in the criminal justice field with the knowledge and skillsets needed to be an effective change agent in your community, region and state.
What sets our program apart?
Focusing on society’s need for justice leaders with political, ethical and emotional intelligence, EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as criminological theory for policy and leadership, advanced justice administration, policy evaluation and analysis, and ethics.
- Accelerated 8-week terms
- Courses begin 6 times per year
- Generous credit transfer policy
- Reduced tuition for active duty service members
- No campus visits required
- Focus on preparing justice leaders with political, ethical and emotional intelligence
- A criminal justice core with the ability to choose your concentration in policing, corrections or juvenile justice
- Nationally-recognized instructors
- Personal advisors stay with you from application to graduation
- Free online tutoring and career services assistance
- Dynamic, supportive learning environment
Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.
Police administration, police chief, correctional administration, prison warden, federal agents, caseworker, counselor, policy analyst, victim’s advocate, change activist
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- Program/Policy Evaluation and Analysis
- Criminological Theory for Policy and Leadership
- Leading with Political, Ethical and Emotional Intelligence
- Research Methods for Justice Policy and Leadership
- Advanced Justice Administration and Leadership
- Police Policy and Leadership
- 12 months
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DisciplinesCriminal Law Legal Studies Criminology View 44 other Masters in Legal Studies in United States
- be a graduate of an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree
- possess an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 overall or in the last 60 hours of the bachelor’s program
- take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), achieving a score of 146 or above on the Verbal, 140 or above on the Quantitative and 4.0 or above on the Analytical Writing portions of the exam
- have two persons qualified to assess their potential for graduate work submit letters of recommendation directly to the Graduate Coordinator in the School of Justice Studies (Stratton 467)
International611 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 611 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
National611 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 611 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Getting a Student Visa
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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