Prepare for a rewarding career in criminal justice leadership and become an agent for positive change in your community.
The criminal justice policy and leadership master’s program allows for in-depth specialization with in-demand concentrations. Select one of three specialty areas, based on interests and career goals to maximize your flexibility to gain a competitive edge in the job market.
A master’s degree in criminal justice policy and leadership can help you gain the management, communication and budgeting skills needed to make your mark in criminal justice leadership and influence policy makers. Graduates are prepared for career advancement and to take on leadership roles within community organizations that promote diversity and support the equitable treatment and human rights of all people.
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Focusing on society’s need for justice leaders with political, ethical and emotional intelligence, EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as criminological theory for policy and leadership, advanced justice administration, policy evaluation and analysis, and ethics.
I chose EKU for my graduate degree because my undergraduate degree came from Eastern and because of the distinction EKU’s criminal justice programs. What sets EKU apart, first and foremost, would be the faculty and staff.
EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.
Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.
*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.
“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”
– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online graduate student on deployment in Afghanistan