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Master of Arts inCriminal Justice Leadership

The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Leadership program consists of 36 credit hours and is offered fully online.  The online master's in criminal justice format is designed for busy adult students who are interested in obtaining their degree and require the flexibility of attending class on their schedule.

Area of Study: Criminal Justice

  • Next Start Date: 09/10/2015
  • Start Time: 6:30-7:15 p.m. CST
  • Credit Hours: 36
  • Course Length: 7 weeks

This program can be taken:

  • Online
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Criminal Justice Leadership
Curriculum Overview


The online M.A. in Criminal Justice coursework is more challenging, self-directed and creative than its undergraduate counterpart. The courses are designed to enhance current professionalism and position students for leadership opportunities. Current students in the program come from a variety of backgrounds, including law enforcement, military, social service and corrections.

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Course Name
  • Reflective Adult Learner & Ldr4
  • Accessing CJ Resources4
  • Research Methods in CJ4
  • Admin of Criminal Justice4
  • Legal and Legislative Issues4
  • Correctional Design4
  • Applied Ethics in CJ Ldrshp4
  • Contemp Issues in CJ Ldrshp4
  • Criminal Justice Capstone4
CJU-505 - Reflective Adult Learner & Ldr

The premise of this course is leaders must have an understanding of who they are and why they are here. Students will devote considerable time to self-examination and reflection to gain greater awareness and understanding of who they are, and how their life and professional experiences influence their paradigms and leadership qualities. There is an emphasis on attitude and emotional intelligence and how they influence leadership effectiveness and results.

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  1. Apply Online
  2. Submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system.
  3. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below. Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax.Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).
    • Why are you choosing to pursue a graduate program at this time in your career, and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
    • What strengths do you feel make you a strong candidate for the program?
    • Describe a past or present personal/professional experience that you believe positively influenced your potential to succeed in a graduate program.
  4. Submit a current, professional resume.

Applicants must be a practitioner in a field related to Criminal Justice through work and should demonstrate this involvement on their resume.

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling in an adult undergraduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University’s technology requirements. Contact Concordia’s Help Desk at or (651) 641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

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Student Success Stories

Noah Krienke - MBA

I’m proof that the program affects students’ lives, personally and professionally. If it wasn’t for the faculty at Concordia, I wouldn’t have the job I have now.

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Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Concordia University, St. Paul online provides an affordable educational choice for adult learners. Concordia online offers program credits at a competitive rate.

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