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M.A. in Criminal Justice Leadership

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

Program Benefits

  • Complete a challenging, rewarding, and flexible master’s program
  • Develop creative problem-solving skills
  • Enhance expertise in a convenient online format allowing for leadership opportunities
  • Taught by industry-experienced faculty members
  • Earn a Christian-centered, servant-oriented, liberal arts education
  • Scholarship options available
  • Now accepting applications – no app fee

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. With a cohort of your peers, you’ll study a career-connected curriculum that dives into vast human service careers, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, security, military experiences, and more. Develop and propose a change advocacy model as the final capstone project for this flexible online program. Learn from industry-experienced faculty and graduate with your criminal justice master’s ready to take your career farther as a criminal justice leader and criminologist.

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The online criminal justice master’s degree is 36 credit hours. You’ll study a career-connected curriculum that explores 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

  • Use criminal justice principles and analytical tools to strategically manage a criminal justice agency.
  • Exhibit ethical decision-making and problem solving skills.
  • Identify and adapt to legal issues in the evolving criminal justice field.

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 M.A. in Criminal Justice Leadership costs $475 per credit hour, making your total tuition $17,100. Convenient payment options and $2,000 partnership scholarships are available to help you pay for your education.


At CSP Global, you’ll have support from industry-experienced faculty who will offer guidance and answer your questions throughout your online criminal justice master’s degree program. It’s yet another way the online format mimics the experience of studying on campus.

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

With over 25 years of experience and more than 40 online programs, CSP Global is a pioneer in online education. As part of our diverse online community, you’ll receive a liberal arts education guided by Lutheran principles. The career-connected curricula, flexible learning options, and alumni connections available at CSP Global mean you’ll graduate ready for success. We are committed to delivering online programs with the same quality as our on-campus learning.

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Financial Aid

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

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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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