Skip Navigation
Skip to Menu Toggle Button
Online Management Master's Degree

Criminal Justice Management

Management: Criminal Justice Management
Master's Specialization
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 12 credits
  • All courses available online
  • $524 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Apply Now

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

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses

  • (6 Credits, MGMT 630)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 650)

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)

Capstone Courses

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 670)

  • (6 Credits, MGMT 630) (or (3 Credits, MGMT 610)) must be taken within the first 6 credits.
    • (3 Credits, MGMT 610) and (3 Credits, MGMT 615) may be taken instead of (6 Credits, MGMT 630).
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640) should not be attempted simultaneously with (3 Credits, MGMT 650).
  • 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 (3 Credits, MGMT 670)).
  • You must complete 24 credits of program coursework, including all core courses, before enrolling in (3 Credits, MGMT 670).

General Master's Degree Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the above five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.
  • Please review the overall master’s degree requirements for additional considerations.
Sequence Course
1 (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
2 (6 Credits, MGMT 630)
3 (3 Credits, CJMS 600)
4 (3 Credits, MGMT 640)
5 (3 Credits, CJMS 610)
6 (3 Credits, MGMT 650)
7 (3 Credits, CJMS 620)
8 (3 Credits, CJMS 630)
9 (3 Credits, CJMS 640)
10 (3 Credits, CJMS 650)
11 (3 Credits, CJMS 660)
12 (3 Credits, MGMT 670)

Accelerated Pathway

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

Back to Top of Tab

Search Course Catalog

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Master’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each master's degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all master’s degrees.

Program Highlights

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

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you to move into a command position in law enforcement or meet the degree requirement for federal law enforcement. Coursework is applicable to positions in the public and private sectors, and graduates may find positions throughout the criminal justice system.

Vernon H., Woodbine, MD

You might be interested in similar programs

Current Program
Management: Criminal Justice Management
Master's Specialization

Experience Recommended for Success

We recommend that you have a recent background in finance or accounting, as well as statistics. Strong writing skills are also encouraged.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)


Contact Us

Our helpful admissions advisors can help you choose an academic program to fit your career goals, estimate your transfer credits, and develop a plan for your education costs that fits your budget. If you’re a current UMGC student, please visit the Help Center.

Personal Information
Please provide your First Name.
Please provide your Last Name.
Contact Information
Please recheck your email address.
Please provide a valid E-Mail Address.
This field is required.
Please provide a valid ZIP Code or APO/FPO.
Additional Information
This field is required.
This field is required.

By submitting this form, you are giving your express written consent without obligation for UMGC to contact you regarding our educational programs and services using e-mail, phone, or text, including automated technology for calls and/or texts to the mobile number(s) provided. For more details, including how to opt out, read our privacy policy or contact an admissions advisor.

Please wait, your form is being submitted.