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Management: Criminal Justice Management

University of Maryland Global Campus

12 months
659 USD/credit 23724 USD/year
659 USD/credit 23724 USD/year
504 USD/credit 18144 USD/year
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The award-winning Management: Criminal Justice Management specialization in the master's degree in management at University of Maryland University College can teach you advanced skills in administration, leadership, and collaboration to boost your career.


Throughout the Management: Criminal Justice Management curriculum at University of Maryland University College, major emphasis is placed on the effects of rapid technological change on organizations and administrative processes, and the consequent ethical and moral responsibilities of managers to society at large.

Crime is a major concern today, and government agencies and businesses in the private sector are working hard to find effective responses. The field of criminal justice has expanded far beyond the traditional roles of the police, courts and corrections. Employers are actively seeking personnel trained in crime prevention, law enforcement, investigative forensics, crisis management and more. Individuals who not only have an understanding of the entire criminal justice system but also possess skills in leadership, management and cross-agency collaboration will have a distinctive edge.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Use methods and conduct of organizational assessments
  • Understand the organization/environment relationship
  • Oversee strategic planning
  • Demonstrate organizational communication and leadership
  • Budget and allocate resources
  • Manage organizational decision making
Career Path

The MSM program prepares graduates for a number of entry-, mid-, and high- level positions, as determined by a student's work experience.Depending on a student's background and an employer's criteria, graduates of the Criminal Justice Management specialization may qualify for these positions:

  • Police administrator
  • Correctional administrator
  • Security manager
  • Intelligence analyst supervisor
  • Federal, state, or local government manager
  • Court/legal-related practitioner or administrator
  • Juvenile corrections manager
  • Parole and probation supervisor
  • Private corrections administrator
  • Border patrol supervisor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organizational Theory
  • Intercultural Communication and Leadership
  • Financial Decision Making for Managers
  • Statistics for Managerial Decision Making
  • Critical Analysis of the Criminal Justice System
  • Perspectives in Law Enforcement Management
  • Issues in Correctional Administration
  • Seminar in Security Management
  • Criminal Justice Intelligence Systems and Approaches
  • Legal Aspects within the Criminal Justice System
  • Issues in Criminal Justice Leadership

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

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36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official documentation indicating successful completion of the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree: If you were educated in a country other than the United States, you must have your official transcripts evaluated by an independent credit evaluation service. The evaluation company will send a copy of the evaluation to both you and UMUC. However, providing your transcript does not ensure admission to the Graduate School.
  • English language proficiency: If you were educated outside of the U.S., you need to demonstrate college-level proficiency in written English to UMUC.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 659 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    23724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 659 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 504 USD per credit during 12 months.


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