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M.A. in Criminal Justice Leadership

Level up as a leader in the criminal justice field

Open Doors to Leadership Roles

Reduce Crime, Improve Justice

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  • Duration 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $475
  • Credit Hours 36

Program Benefits

  • A challenging, self-directed and creative criminal justice master’s in a convenient, online format
  • Now accepting applications – no app fee
  • Taught by professors who share industry knowledge
  • Scholarship options available

Sequential coursework in an online format to position you for leadership

CSP Global’s M.A. in Criminal Justice Leadership provides you with opportunities to advance in your career. It delivers a wealth of law enforcement, courts, corrections, military and social service experiences to benefit you and your cohort.

This unique program starts out with an adult learner/leadership course that answers who you are and why you’re here. This self-examination provides a foundation to set goals with an emphasis on attitude. The program ends with a comprehensive capstone project.

CSP Global’s criminal justice master’s provides you with hands-on experiences and scenario-based learning. Enhance your skills to further develop into an effective, criminal justice leader and criminologist.


The online criminal justice master’s degree is 36 credit hours. You’ll study criminal justice resources, research methods in the field, legal and legislative issues, correctional design, applied ethics in criminal justice, and a capstone course that gives you the opportunity to reflect on your learning and integrate what you’ve learned with a professional portfolio.


Program Outcomes

Admissions Requirements

To apply for the online criminal justice master’s from Concordia University, St. Paul, you will need:

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Tuition Details

The online criminal justice master’s degree program from CSP Global costs $475 per credit hour. Your total tuition will be $17,100. Convenient payment options and $2,000 partnership scholarships are also available to make your education even more affordable.


You’ll have support from expert faculty members at CSP Global, who will be there to answer your questions and guide you throughout your online criminal justice master’s degree program. It’s yet another way that the online format mimics the experience of studying at campus.

Get the Feel of an In-Person Program on Your Schedule

Online programs from Concordia University, St. Paul are designed for your busy lifestyle. You can study at your convenience while taking advantage of our asynchronous programs, designed for your busy lifestyle. With our flexible cohort framework, you’ll get to know your peers and faculty while engaging in unique assignments and activities. Explore the various ways that you will receive support through every stage of the online learning experience and discover tips about how to maximize your resources.

Online Experience

Financial Aid

In addition to financing your online education with federal student aid and private loans, CSP offers online students a tuition discount (this limits eligibility for institutional scholarships). Transfer students could receive $2,000 or more through transfer partnerships and transfer student awards. CSP is also a Military Friendly® institution. An enrollment counselor and tuition planner will help you apply for financial aid.

Tuition & Aid

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you interested in one of CSP Global’s programs? Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about time to completion, accreditation, tuition and fees, admissions, and more. If applicable, you can also learn more about licensure, concentrations, or specializations offered in the program. Get more information about any online program or contact an enrollment counselor at (855) 641-2525 with further questions.

Yes, you can transfer up to 50 percent of the program’s credit hours from a regionally accredited institution toward this degree program. Our Transfer Specialists will guide you through the process.

Without transfer credits, completing 36 credit hours at $475 per credit hour totals $17,100. However, with the maximum amount of transfer credits (50 percent), your total tuition could be as low as $8,550 before scholarships and financial aid.

The online M.A. in Criminal Justice Leadership from CSP Global is $475 per credit hour.

This program is offered fully online from CSP Global.

The program’s 36 credit hours can be completed in just over two years. However, your transfer credits will vary the time it takes you to complete the degree.

The M.A. in Criminal Justice Leadership has 9 courses.

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