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Management Master's Degree
Criminal Justice Management

Management with Criminal Justice Management Specialization
Master's Specialization
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

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Learn advanced skills in administration, leadership, and collaboration to boost your career.

In the online master’s in management specialization in criminal justice management at University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll obtain advanced knowledge of crime prevention, law enforcement, investigative forensics, and crisis management, as well as strong skills in business management. Learn to effectively manage large teams, departments, and bureaus across the criminal justice profession.

Total Credits Required: 36

  • Required Core Courses: 12
  • Required Specialization Courses: 21
  • Required Capstone Course: 3

Core Courses

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
  • (6 Credits, MGMT 630)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 650)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 670)

Alternate Course

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 610) and (3 Credits, MGMT 615) may be taken in lieu of (6 Credits, MGMT 630).

Specialization Courses

  • (3 Credits, CJMS 600)
  • (3 Credits, CJMS 610)
  • (3 Credits, CJMS 620)
  • (3 Credits, CJMS 630)
  • (3 Credits, CJMS 640)
  • (3 Credits, CJMS 650)
  • (3 Credits, CJMS 660)

  • The substitutions listed above are the only ones possible. 
  • Note that a minimum grade of B must be earned in each undergraduate course for the credits to be accepted at the graduate level. 
  • Eligible credits must have been completed no earlier than two years before the beginning of graduate studies. 
  • Admission requirements and time limits for degree completion apply to all applicants. 
  • Contact an academic advisor for details on eligibility.

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615) must be taken within the first 6 credits of study.
  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615) may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.
  • (6 Credits, MGMT 630) (or (3 Credits, MGMT 610)) must be taken within the first 6 credits.
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640) should not be attempted simultaneously with MGMT 650!id)).
  • Specialization courses should be taken in the order listed.
  • (3 Credits, CJMS 600) must be taken as the first specialization course.
  • (3 Credits, CJMS 660) must be taken after all specialization and core courses (except MGMT 670).
  • You must complete 24 credits of program coursework, including all core and research methods courses, before enrolling in (3 Credits, MGMT 670).

Accelerated Pathway

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with coursework in criminal justice, an accelerated pathway between UMGC undergraduate and graduate programs in criminal justice allows you to reduce your total coursework for a related graduate degree by up to 6 credits.

The following undergraduate-to-graduate course substitutions will be accepted for a maximum of 6 credits in our master's degree program in management with a criminal justice management specialization.

  • Issues in Criminal Justice
    (3 Credits, CCJS 495) substitutes for Critical Analysis of the Criminal Justice System
    (3 Credits, CJMS 600)
  • Correctional Administration
    (3 Credits, CCJS 497) substitutes for Issues in Correctional Administration
    (3 Credits, CJMS 620)

The substitutions listed above are the only ones possible. Note that a minimum grade of B must be earned in each undergraduate course for the credits to be accepted at the graduate level. 

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

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Experience Recommended For Success

  • If you lack a recent background in finance or accounting, you should take UCSP 620 before (3 Credits, MGMT 640).
  • If you lack a recent background in statistics, you should take UCSP 630 before (3 Credits, MGMT 650).
  • Taking UCSP 605 is recommended to help improve writing skills.

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