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Online MPA - Law Enforcement Management and Leadership Concentration

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Become a Leader in Contemporary Policing

100% online coursework

Career-focused program

Global perspective

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  • Duration 1–2 years
  • Cost per Credit $660
  • Credit Hours 12

Program Benefits

  • Gain skills to advance in your public administration career
  • Become a transformative leader in any community
  • 100% asynchronous online format, eight-week terms
  • No application fee

Become an Expert in Law Enforcement Management

With the online MPA in Law Enforcement Management and Leadership concentration from Calvin University, you’ll build expertise in law enforcement policy, organizational structure, police administration, and the role of media in modern society. Learn from experienced faculty members who deliver a faith-based, liberal arts curriculum designed to produce Christian leaders. Graduates of this public administration program enter law enforcement management prepared to become transformative leaders in criminal justice.

With 100% online, asynchronous coursework, Calvin offers the flexibility to study on your schedule. Access the virtual learning environment to interact with learning materials from anywhere and experience online instruction that matches the quality of classroom learning.

Career Outlook: Lead Effective Law Enforcement Departments

Graduates of the online Law Enforcement Management and Leadership concentration may qualify for employment in a range of criminal justice positions, including chief of police. According to PayScale, police chiefs earn an average salary of $87,342 per year. These professionals are the highest ranking police officials and are responsible for working to lower crime rates in their community.1

Potential career opportunities for graduates of the online MPA in Law Enforcement Management and Leadership:

  • Chief of Police
  • County Sheriff
  • Law Enforcement Manager
  • Corrections Supervisor

Correctional Supervisor

$70,190/year

Correctional supervisors oversee the work of jailers and correctional officers. Professionals who are employed in this role must be skilled in areas such as management, emergency response, and documentation. Correctional supervisors work in jail and prison environments.2

Career Outlook

Curriculum: Coursework in Law Enforcement Management and Leadership

The online MPA in Law Enforcement Management and Leadership requires 12 credit hours of study in topics such as organizational leadership, law enforcement policy, and public management. Graduate with specialized knowledge and skills to become a transformative leader in your community.

Course Spotlight: PNA 516 Issues in Law Enforcement Policy and Practice

An introduction to police management that combines academic principles with practical functions and focuses on a range of critical leadership and management areas, including planning and policies, media relations, organizational behavior, budgeting and resource allocation, human resources, and contemporary policing issues.

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Course Spotlight: MGMT 544 Team and Organizational Leadership

Groups and team are an integral part of modern businesses and organizational life. To be better prepared to succeed as a leader, manager or member of teams, this course: (1) creates opportunities to lead and manage dynamic teams and design and implement effective team processes, and (2) introduces the critical theories, concepts and frameworks used by successful managers to diagnose team performance and the threats and opportunities teams face.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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You can complete the program in as little as one year. The concentration requires 12 credit hours, which can be completed within the 36 credit hours necessary to earn an MPA. To learn more about the curriculum, view our courses page.

Tuition is $660 per credit hour. To complete the MPA, you’ll need 36 credit hours for a total tuition of $23,760. Your concentration will fulfill 12 of these credit hours. Review our tuition page for more information.

Prior work experience is not required. Explore admission to the program.

No, the MPA does not require an entrance exam. Learn more about admission to the program.

You’ll complete three courses to finish the Law Enforcement Management and Leadership concentration. View the courses.

Those who hold an MPA with a Law Enforcement Management and Leadership concentration may pursue career titles such as police chief, correctional officer, and operations manager. Learn more about the Law Enforcement Management and Leadership concentration.

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