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Management Master's Degree
Criminal Justice Management

Management with Criminal Justice Management Specialization
Master's Specialization
AT A GLANCE
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $329 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $329 per credit hour (Downrange)

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

In the criminal justice specialization, you'll obtain advanced knowledge of crime prevention, law enforcement, investigative forensics, and crisis management‚ as well as strong skills in business management. This specialization can help you learn to effectively manage large teams, departments, and bureaus across the criminal justice profession.

The criminal justice management curriculum features case studies of real criminal justice management issues to help you build skills you can apply immediately in the workplace.

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).

An articulation agreement between schools allows students who completed their undergraduate degree at UMGC with a major in criminal justice to reduce their total coursework for the graduate degree by up to 6 credits (two courses) and complete both degrees with a total of 150 credits of coursework.

The program will accept the following toward the completion of the MS in Management with a specialization in criminal justice management for a maximum of 6 credits:


  • (3 Credits, CCJS 495) in lieu of
    (3 Credits, CJMS 600) 

  • (3 Credits, CCJS 497) in lieu of
    (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. 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.

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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