Criminal Justice Leadership, Master | Part time online | National University | United States
Master Online

Criminal Justice Leadership

12 months
1989 USD/module
1989 USD/module
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Today’s multifaceted criminal justice system demands ethical leaders who possess the critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address the complex issues and challenges of criminal justice in the 21st century. National University’s Master of Criminal Justice Leadership is designed to prepare you for in-demand careers in government at the local state, and federal levels.


In as few as 12 months, you can earn your Master’s in Criminal Justice Leadership and be ready to confidently pursue high-level positions in law enforcement management, correctional administration, security administration, criminal justice research, and teaching or training assignments.

National University’s flexible, online learning format is designed to accommodate the demanding schedules of adult learners. Our four-week courses allow you to focus on a single topic and conveniently fit learning into your busy lifestyle. If you’re ready to become a leader in criminal justice, NU is ready to prepare you with the industry-current credentials to achieve your career goals.

Program Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of National University’s Master’s in Criminal Justice Leadership program, you’ll have knowledge, skills, and capacities in the following areas:

  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to real world criminal justice administration issues.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills to differentiate leadership approaches utilizing current and emerging leadership theories and case studies.
  • Analyze theoretical, criminological, and philosophical  foundations of criminal justice administration.
  • Evaluate the constitutional aspects of civil and criminal liabilities in modern society.
  • Evaluate leadership theory and integrate diverse leadership perspectives into real world application.
  • Appraise and determine what ethical and unethical conduct is.
  • Develop oral, written, and technological communication for criminal justice professionals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • CJ Theory, Practice & Policy
  • Critical Issues in CJ
  • Legal Issues in CJ
  • Professional Ethics in CJ
  • Comparative CJ Systems
  • Advanced Criminological Theory 
  • Advanced Research Methods

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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  • Online intakes: Monthly


45 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university where an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better was achieved, or where a grade point average of 2.75 or higher was achieved in the last 90 quarter units. 
    • Students with a grade point average of 2.0 to 2.49 may be admitted to the University if they have a satisfactory score on one of the following tests: GMAT, GRE, Miller Analogies Test, or an approved, standardized program-specific exam. These tests are NOT required for those with a GPA over 2.5.
    • Students with an undergraduate grade point average of 2.0 to 2.49 may be accepted to National University on a probationary status (instead of taking the above tests).
    • Preliminary documentation of prior education must be presented at required interview with an admissions advisor. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
    • Proof of Financial Support: $33,500

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1989 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1989 USD per module during 12 months.
  • National

    1989 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1989 USD per module during 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.

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