University of Maryland University College

Graduate School

Master of Science in Management - Criminal Justice



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Management - Criminal Justice

Format: Online

Program Description:

The field of criminal justice has expanded far beyond the traditional roles of the police, courts and corrections. Employers are actively seeking personnel trained in crime prevention, law enforcement, investigative forensics, crisis management and more. Individuals who not only have an understanding of the entire criminal justice system but also possess skills in leadership, management and cross-agency collaboration will have a distinctive edge.

UMUC's Master of Science in Management is designed for professionals who are assuming greater management responsibilities within their organizations. The program emphasizes the leading-edge management skills and technical expertise that are the basis for success in modern organizations. Throughout the curriculum, emphasis is placed on the effects of rapid technological change on organizations and administrative processes and the consequent ethical and moral responsibilities of managers to society at large.

The MSM program prepares graduates for a number of entry-, mid-, and high- level positions, as determined by a student's work experience. Graduates of the Criminal Justice Management specialization may qualify for these positions: police or correctional administrator; security manager; intelligence analyst supervisor; federal, state, or local government manager; juvenile corrections manager; parole and probation supervisor; border patrol supervisor, and more.


Accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and certified by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia. UMUC is a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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