You will gain the skills and knowledge you need to lead in the ever-changing criminal justice field when you earn a Master of Science in Management with a criminal justice emphasis from Broadview University. This fully online master’s degree program can be completed one class at a time—or take classes full time, year-round, and finish in as little as 18 months. Our strong work credit and transfer credit programs* may even help you complete your degree faster and at a lower overall cost. Broadview is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), so your master’s degree will have real value.
Your criminal justice career will benefit from Broadview’s 40+ years of connections to the local community. We have built longstanding ties to local experts who have helped us shape a master’s program that will help you excel in the future. With this criminal justice-focused master’s degree, you will be prepared to take on leadership roles in law enforcement, criminal courts and corrections. You will learn to:
You will learn from industry-experienced instructors who will teach you the management skills and knowledge you need to lead in the criminal justice field. With our emphasis on applied learning, you will be able to use criminal justice concepts you learn in the classroom in your current workplace—well before you earn your master’s degree.
This course will expose the student to critical issues and incidents in the criminal justice field. Students address issues in: citizen complaints, internal affairs, union negotiations, use of force incidents, debriefing tactics, deadly force encounters, and other current related issues.
This course will explore effective and appropriate communication in the criminal justice field. Students will review or examine appropriate media relations and how/when it is appropriate to release information. Data privacy will be discussed and the legal ramifications of data privacy violations will be analyzed. This course will also expose students to proper community relations. Best practices for communicating with the public will be explored and assessed.
This course will introduce criminal justice budgeting and finance to students. Students will assess case studies on police budgets and finance issues as well as correctional budgets and finance issues. Students will identify and explore the current restraints on public financing and will evaluate methods of preparing a budget for public safety organizations.
MS in Management Emphasis
Required baccalaureate degree and major
|Criminal Justice||Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice/Legal Studies/Political Science or relevant technical/professional justice, corrections or law discipline|
|Bachelor of Arts or other baccalaureate degrees in relevant disciplines may be considered equivalent based on evaluation by, and approval of, academic services department personnel|
Upon receipt of the documents listed above, the program administrator (or designee) will conduct an interview to determine your acceptance into the program. The program administrator (or designee) will complete a Student Evaluation Form as an objective assessment to determine whether you will be accepted into the MS in Management program. You must receive at least the minimum score on the Student Evaluation Form. A copy of this form is available from the admissions department staff.
Based on individual circumstances, the program administrator may grant conditional acceptance to the MS in Management program. Any student admitted conditionally will need to meet all conditions prior to the last day of the student’s first quarter in the program. If the student does not meet the conditions prior to the last day of the first quarter, the student will be withdrawn from the program. Candidates seeking entrance into our master’s programs may not apply more than once per quarter.
*Please see the Broadview University course catalog for details regarding our Transfer of Credit, Prior Learning Assessment, and Professional Work Experience policies.Request More Information