Justice, Policy and Leadership Master’s Degree Curriculum

Core Courses 15 hours

  • JPL 809: Program/Policy Evaluation and Analysis
  • JPL 810: Criminological Theory for Policy and Leadership
  •  JPL 812: Leading with Political, Ethical and Emotional Intelligence
  • JPL 818: Research Methods for Justice Policy and Leadership
  • JPL 835: Advanced Justice Administration and Leadership

Applied Research 3 hours

  •  JPL 878: Capstone Applied Research Project

Choose One Concentration:  12 hours

Concentration in Police Policy and Leadership

  • CRJ 814: Policing and Society

Select 9 hours from the following or approved electives:

  • CRJ 802: Violence Against Women
  • CRJ 860: Advanced Organizational Theory
  • CRJ 862: Race, Identity and Policing
  • CRJ 864: Comparative and International Policing
  • CRJ 875: Crime and Public Policy
  • JPL 823: Topical Seminar in Justice Policy and Leadership
  • JPL 839: Cooperative Study in Justice Policy Leadership
  • JPL 897: Independent Study

Concentration in Corrections Policy and Leadership

  • JPL 840 Trends/Issues in Adult/Institutional/Community Corrections

Select 9 hours from the following or approved electives:

  • JPL 823 Topical Seminar in Justice Policy and Leadership
  • JPL 825 Illicit Offender Networks
  • JPL 826 International Responses to Juvenile and Adult Offenders
  • JPL 828 Mental Health/Substance Abuse Issues in the Correctional Setting
  • JPL 830 Understanding Corrections/Juvenile Justice Institutions
  • JPL 839 Cooperative Study in Justice Policy Leadership
  • JPL 850 Corrections and Juvenile Justice Interventions
  • JPL 856 Law and Ethics in Dealing with Offenders
  • JPL 897 Independent Study

Concentration in Juvenile Justice Policy and Leadership

  • JPL 820: Trends/Issues in Juvenile Institutional/Community Corrections

Select 9 hours from the following or approved electives:

  • JPL 823: Topical Seminar in Justice Policy and Leadership
  • JPL 825: Illicit Offender Networks
  • JPL 826: International Responses to Juvenile and Adult Offenders
  • JPL 828: Mental Health/Substance Abuse Issues in the Correctional Setting
  • JPL 830: Understanding Corrections/Juvenile Justice Institutions
  • JPL 839: Cooperative Study in Justice Policy Leadership
  • JPL 850: Corrections and Juvenile Justice Interventions
  • JPL 856: Law and Ethics in Dealing with Offenders
  • JPL 897: Independent Study

Total Hours Required for Degree Completion  30 hours

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 6 of the university graduate catalog.