If you are interested in law enforcement, corrections or juvenile justice then the Eastern Kentucky University Criminal Justice Policy and Leadership program might be for you. 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.

Degree Concentrations

M.S. in Criminal Justice Policy and Leadership
Corrections Policy and Leadership
Juvenile Justice Policy and Leadership
Police Policy and Leadership

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher or 3.25 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work
  • GRE Scores of 146 or above on Verbal, 140 or above on the Quantitative and 4.0 or above on the Analytical Writing
    • GRE can be waived if the overall undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or higher OR 3.25 in the last 60 hours OR if applicant has a previously earned advanced degree from an accredited university
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal and Professional Statement


Where are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Bureau of Prisons
  • Probation and Parole (state and federal levels)
  • American Probation and Parole Association
  • Kentucky State Police

Career Outlook

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Master of Science in Criminal Justice Policy & Leadership