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the Justice Leadership and Management program. 

Master of Professional Studies in Justice Leadership and Management (M.P.S.) at the Universities at Shady Grove

Get the advanced leadership and management skills you need to lead in today's criminal justice system.

If you are a criminal justice professional working in a federal, state or local governmental organization or in a nonprofit agency and are looking to advance in your field, then this program is for you. Our 30-credit Master of Professional Studies program, offered exclusively at the Universities at Shady Grove , will prepare you for leadership and/or management positions in law enforcement, correctional organizations, probation and parole, juvenile justice, victim services, corporate security, and other criminal justice-related agencies. 

How does the program work?

This 30-credit advanced degree focuses on leadership, management and accountability. Course content includes:

  • ethics in criminal justice
  • crime and policy development
  • professional communication
  • politics, legislation and media
  • administration, systems and applications
  • leadership development
  • strategic crisis management.

For your capstone project, you will combine your knowledge of justice leadership and management, policy and the law, and practical skills to analyze a real-world problem.

Classes are offered evenings in 10-week semesters, in both traditional classroom and hybrid (a mix of face-to-face and online) formats. The program can be completed in a year and a half.

Why choose the Universities at Shady Grove?

Interested in knowing more about UB at USG?

Contact Toyette Sullivan at 301.738.6352, or register to attend an upcoming information session.

The Universities at Shady Grove is a partnership of nine University System of Maryland universities, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs from across the state at its campus in Rockville, Maryland.

The USG campus is located along the I-270 "high-tech" corridor--Montgomery County's primary economic engine--close to the Maryland State Police headquarters, and numerous federal, state and local criminal justice agencies, making it an ideal location for networking and job prospects.

As a UB student attending USG, you will pay the same tuition and have the same financial aid opportunities as does any other UB student (you may pay differing fees based on your home campus). Your classes at USG will be taught by UB faculty, and you’ll graduate with a UB degree.

Upcoming Events at USG

Your UB at USG education is now even more affordable.

UB is now offering in-state tuition to graduate students in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia (Arlington, Loudon, Fairfax and Prince William counties and Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park).

This tuition discount applies to programs at USG, where you pay the same tuition and have the same financial aid opportunities as does any other UB student.