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Management with Criminal Justice Management Specialization
Master's Specialization

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


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.

Program Highlights
  • Design criminal justice programs
  • Analyze threats and assess risks
  • Conduct vulnerability studies
  • Apply legal knowledge to criminal justice management
  • Lead and manage organizations
  • Communicate, report, and write professionally and effectively
Required Courses

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)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you to apply broad management principles to work in areas such as crime prevention, law enforcement, investigative forensics, and crisis management.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

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.

Academic Relationship

An articulation agreement between The Graduate School and UMGC's Undergraduate School 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 Graduate School 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.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


With an online graduate certificate in digital forensics and cyber investigation from University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll examine the foundations of digital forensics and become familiar with industry-standard tools and procedures used in conducting forensics investigations related to cybersecurity. Learn how to secure and validate digital evidence, recover and analyze digital artifacts, and report and present findings in legal settings.

Program Highlights
  • Refine your communication, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and leadership skills
  • Apply cyber methodologies to cyber architectures, services, protocols, algorithms, hardware and software components, and programming languages
  • Employ rigorous procedures to enable forensic results that can withstand scrutiny in a court of law
Required Courses
  • CBR 600
  • (6 Credits, DFC 610)
  • (6 Credits, DFC 620)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare for a career as a cybersecurity first responder or cybercrime analyst.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
18
Transfer Credits
Exactly 6
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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MBA (Master of Business Administration)
Master of Business Administration

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


Earn an MBA on-site or online in just 16 months for about $10,080. The Master of Business Administration program at University of Maryland Global Campus is designed for busy professionals looking to gain the skills and knowledge that today’s employers need. Learn from faculty members who are active or former professionals in industry, government, and non-profit organizations and discuss course concepts with classmates who have a range of professional and life experiences. Course materials are available as no-cost electronic resources through UMGC's online classroom for most courses in this online program, so you can save money on textbooks. And, the GMAT is not required for admission!

Earn a Well-Respected Graduate Business Degree

UMGC’s online MBA program is the perfect fit if you are looking to broaden your business knowledge or prepare for career advancement. Our program's primary purpose is excellence in teaching and learning. And, several of our student organizations, like the UMGC chapters of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) allow you to connect with classmates on similar career paths. 

In addition, the UMGC online MBA program holds the following distinctions:

  • Continuously accredited by IACBE for almost 20 years
  • A strong network of almost 20,000 MBA alumni
  • Among top 5 online learning completions
  • First U.S.-based MBA program designed specifically for online delivery
  • An innovative online classroom with 24-hour technical support
Program Highlights
  • Create and implement a personal leadership development plan
  • Foster mutual respect, trust, and high standards of ethics, performance, and teamwork
  • Assess and manage critical knowledge and skill gaps related to core organizational functions and managerial responsibilities
  • Complete a comprehensive analysis of the costs of operations, pricing options, financing, product mix, distribution channels, and supply chain relationships
  • Evaluate your cultural intelligence, ethical values, and skills in decision-making, and implement specific actions to leverage your strengths and further develop areas of relative weakness
  • Evaluate your organization's policies for managing legal and ethical risks, with a focus on contracts, agency, and tort law
  • Complete an audit of the technology and information systems and processes in your organizations
  • Design and develop a marketing plan for a new product or service in both domestic and international markets
  • Prepare a detailed project management plan for an initiative in a new international location that presents business, language, cultural, legal, and other challenges for your organization
  • Develop a comprehensive strategy for expanding your organization's products or services in a selected country
  • Prepare a personal professional portfolio that includes your key achievements, a brief summary of your strategic leadership skills, and your plan for goal and career advancement
Required Courses

Core Courses

  • (6 Credits, MBA 610)
  • (6 Credits, MBA 620)
  • (6 Credits, MBA 630)
  • (6 Credits, MBA 640)
  • (6 Credits, MBA 670)
Career Preparation

This MBA program is designed to help you prepare for management careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations in areas such as team leadership, project supervision, and creation and implementation of business solutions.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend you have strong writing and analytical skills. We recommend ASC 601 if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills. If you need to improve your computing skills, we recommend you take ASC 605.

Total Program Credits
30
Transfer Credits
Up to 12
Format
  • All courses are available on-site and online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

The MBA degree program requires 36 credits of coursework. Courses must be taken sequentially. An introductory course (PRO 600) may be waived for students who already have a graduate degree. You must complete each course with a grade of B or better to advance to the next course. The grade of C is not available for these courses.

Specialized Program Accreditation

This program has received specialized accreditation through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, known as IACBE, located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas. IACBE is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Further information on student achievement is available in the Public Disclosure of Student Achievement.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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