Public Safety Leadership and Administration (Online)

GC-Criminal Justice Administration

Plan | Learning Outcomes

Plan of Study

The GC-Criminal Justice Administration is a 12-credit (four 3-credit courses) graduate program designed to be completed in 12 months of continuous enrollment as outlined in the plan of study, below.  Students should use the guide below to develop a plan with the program director. 

The program uses the semester academic calendar:  fall and spring semester (16 weeks each) and Summer Session (two 6-week sessions). See Approved Semester Calendars for a specific academic year start and end dates. Online content is delivered through UMD’s online learning environment.

Specific class meeting information (days and time) is posted on UMD’s online schedule of classes, Testudo.

GC Criminal Justice Administration Plan of Study
Semester Course # Title Sections Begin With Course Credit TTL Credits Per Term
Fall CCJS632 Making Sense of Criminal Justice Methods and Statistics PLL* 3 6
CCJS631 Ethics in Criminal Justice PLL* 3
Spring CCJS633 Translating Research into Practice PLL* 3 3
Summer CCJS*** Elective Course PLL* 3 3

Learning Outcomes

After completing the GC in Criminal Justice Administration, students should be able to:

  1. Evaluate their organization in terms of employee outcomes and best practices
  2. Provide innovative recommendations to solve existing interpersonal and policy problems
  3. Identify and understand key constitutional law concepts as they relate to the practice of policing and public safety
  4. Rationally evaluate data and statistics to make informed decisions.

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