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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.
NU’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.
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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.
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Become a leader in 21st-century law enforcement with National University’s accredited Master of Criminal Justice Leadership program. Learn more & apply online today.
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Successful completion and attainment of National University degrees do not lead to automatic or immediate licensure, employment, or certification in any state/country. The University cannot guarantee that any professional organization or business will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any certification, licensure, or related exam for the purpose of professional certification.
Program availability varies by state. Many disciplines, professions, and jobs require disclosure of an individual’s criminal history, and a variety of states require background checks to apply to, or be eligible for, certain certificates, registrations, and licenses. Existence of a criminal history may also subject an individual to denial of an initial application for a certificate, registration, or license and/or result in the revocation or suspension of an existing certificate, registration, or license. Requirements can vary by state, occupation, and/or licensing authority.
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