Master’s in Criminal Justice – Corrections Management Step Into Corrections Management


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Are you a criminal justice professional looking to advance in correctional service management? Maybe you’re interested in beginning a career working for our nation’s criminal justice system, or perhaps you are already in the field and looking to take on a new position. If any of these sound like you, Liberty University’s Master of Science (MS) in Criminal Justice – Corrections Management degree is an excellent option!

When you pursue your master’s degree in corrections, you’re opening yourself up to new job opportunities and possibilities for career advancement. Not only can you learn about the management of facilities like jails and prisons – you can also learn about new trends and programs that seek to reintegrate offenders into the community. You can also play a role in reducing the rate of recidivism – which is when an offender commits the same crime again.

Our nation needs dedicated leaders like you! By partnering with Liberty University to pursue your master’s degree in criminal justice – corrections management, you’re setting yourself up to be better prepared for a variety of careers in criminal justice. Crowded prisons are a growing problem for our nation – and trained, educated professionals like you can help by effectively managing current facilities and setting up alternatives to ease dependence on those facilities.

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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

At Liberty University, our mission is to Train Champions for Christ. As part of our commitment to this mission, we strive for excellence in everything we do. From professors to curriculum to resources, you’ll see this mission incorporated throughout your master’s in criminal justice – correctional management degree.

This corrections master’s program can give you the opportunity to learn from faculty who have years of real-life experience in criminal justice and doctoral degrees that complement their experience. These men and women are experts in the field – and they are invested in helping you succeed academically and spiritually.

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity for professional development throughout your degree. Not only can you learn how to manage a correctional service facility – you’ll also be able to develop essential skills in research and leadership. For instance, if you take advantage of the thesis option you’ll conduct research for your own original thesis that can prepare you for doctoral studies and have the opportunity for publication.

This graduate program in corrections is designed to help prepare you for unique and advanced roles within the criminal justice field – specifically in corrections management. In our prison management degree, you can learn about the policies and procedures needed to effectively run a correctional facility. Additionally, you can learn about some of the recent trends for deinstitutionalizing the prison industry.

Alternatives to incarceration such as probation and parole will be covered – as will the use of vocational and academic programs for offenders who qualify. Your instruction will include useful knowledge about the staffing of facilities, how to handle inmate health, and security concerns. You can also learn how to manage and implement effective reintegration programs.

In addition to taking specialized courses focusing on corrections, you can learn about ethics and leadership in the criminal justice field. You’ll also explore current topics and trends in criminal justice, be taught how to evaluate a criminal justice program, and study basic human resource principles for correctional facilities. Your core criminal justice courses are designed to complement your corrections management specialization – allowing you to develop a wide range of skills.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.