Master - Organizational Leadership: Criminal Justice

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Northcentral University's Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Criminal Justice is an online graduate program that provides an overview of the criminal justice system while also providing you with organizational leadership and management skills applicable to careers in that field. You can learn more about this online master's degree program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Northcentral University's MS in Organizational Leadership program with a specialization in Criminal Justice is designed to help students develop leadership skills that are applicable to positions in the criminal justice field. You'll be able to learn about the parts of the U.S. criminal justice system and see case studies on current issues facing our law enforcement agencies. There is also a course on crime scene investigation and the role of the forensic scientist. The core organizational leadership courses cover foundational leadership practices and strategies, as well as topics in managing change, data analysis, and business decision-making.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to NCU's MS in Organizational Leadership program with a specialization in Criminal Justice, you should be interested in working in the criminal justice system. All applicants to Northcentral University's graduate programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; some programs have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program, you must complete 30 credit hours. Eighteen credits will be from required foundational courses, 9 credits will be from specialization courses of your choice, and three credits will be from a research project.

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Foundational Courses
MSOL 5000 Leadership Development and Practice
MSOL 5102Ethics and Decision Making
MSOL 5103People, Processes, and Organizational Health
MSOL 5104Leadership: Change, Crises, and Communication
MSOL 5105Leadership and Organization Strategy
MSOL 5106Understanding Data
Specialization Courses
MSOL 5201 Introduction to Criminal Justice
MSOL 5202Current Issues in Law Enforcement
MSOL 5203Survey of Forensic Sciences
Capstone Course
MSOL 5110 Capstone Professional Project

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

When you have completed the MS in Organizational Leadership program with a specialization in Criminal Justice, you could have the criminal justice knowledge and leadership skills to seek a variety of advanced positions within the criminal justice system. Positions could be found in law enforcement, corrections, or the court system. Some possible job titles may include:

  • Law enforcement administrator
  • Corrections supervisor
  • Criminal justice consultant
  • Prison warden
  • Public safety director