Master's Degree in Justice, Policy & Leadership

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Infusing a criminal justice core with a social justice focus, EKU’s online master’s degree program prepares high-thinking individuals for leadership roles that challenge injustice, value diversity, and support the equitable treatment and human rights of all people.

The justice, policy and leadership master’s program allows for in-depth specialization with concentrations available in law enforcement, corrections and juvenile justice. This program prepares you to be a leader in the criminal justice field with the knowledge and skillsets needed to be an effective change agent in your community, region and state.

At-A-Glance

Format: 100% online

Credit Hours: 90 hours

2017-2018 Tuition: $611 per credit hour

Transfer Credits Accepted: 9 hours

Career Options:Police administration, police chief, correctional administration, prison warden, federal agents, caseworker, counselor, policy analyst, victim’s advocate, change activist

What sets our program apart?
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.

  • 8-week terms
  • Personalized graduation plan
  • Study any time, from anywhere
  • Focus on preparing justice leaders with political, ethical and emotional intelligence
  • A criminal justice core with the ability to choose your concentration in policing, corrections or juvenile justice
  • Nationally-recognized instructors

Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.