2019-2020 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog 
    
    Aug 07, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog

Administration of Justice and Homeland Security, Leadership in Justice Concentration (M.S.)


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A concentration in leadership in justice is offered. A practitioner of justice faces many challenges in this field, which is changing dramatically. Professionals in the justice field are being asked to reduce and manage crime while facing budget cuts, protecting the public, and organizing agencies and departments in a collaborative environment. 

Leaders in the justice field must reshape departments that have been highly centralized, over-specialized, and conventional in their approach to solving community issues and problems. They must draw upon their knowledge and skills to establish and maintain a high standard of integrity and ethical values.

Program Requirements


Following the completion of an approved program of 12 courses (36 credits) and all degree requirements, the Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Homeland Security is conferred.

Curriculum


Students must successfully complete 12 courses totaling 36 credits to earn the master’s degree. All students must complete the curriculum as follows:

Required Courses:


There are eight (8) required courses in the administration of justice and homeland security program. These courses are as follows:

Concentration Requirements


Following the completion of an approved program of 12 courses (36 credits), which includes the eight required courses and four electives from the list below, a Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Homeland Security with a concentration in leadership in justice will be conferred.

The concentration in leadership in justice focuses on strategic management in a multicultural, technological, and collaborative environment.

Students must complete two courses from the list below:


Degree Plan


Degree Plan for M.S. in Administration of Justice
Leadership in Justice Concentration
 
 
Fall
Spring
Summer
First Year
 
 
 
ADJ505: Constitutional Issues 3 Credits
X
 
 
ADJ536: Cultural Competency 3 Credits (Online)
X
 
 
INR552: Terrorism and Transnational Crime 3 Credits (Lecture in Fall) or
ADJ563: Research Methods 3 Credits (Online in Fall)
X
 
 
INR552: Terrorism and Transnational Crime 3 Credits (Online in Spring) or
ADJ563: Research Methods 3 Credits (Lecture in Spring)
 
X
 
ADJ506: Theories of Justice 3 Credits
 
X
 
ADJ521: Management Issues in the Justice System 3 Credits (Online)
 
X
 
ADJ518: Public Policy in the Global Environment 3 Credits or
ADJ Leadership in Justice Elective (3 credits)
 
 
X
Second Year
 
 
 
ADJ524: Homeland Security: The National Incident Management System 3 Credits
X
 
 
HLL520: Leading Holistically: Cross-Cultural Awareness 3 Credits (3 credits)
X
 
 
ADJ535: Budget Realities and Grant Opportunities (3 credits)
X
 
 
ADJ518: Public Policy in the Global Environment 3 Credits or
ADJ Leadership in Justice Elective (3 credits)
 
X
 
ADJ Leadership in Justice Elective (3 credits)
 
X
 

*Suggested Plan to Complete Degree Requirements


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