Wayne State College

Criminal Justice Option Now Available in MSOM Program

Published Friday, March 22nd, 2019

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The criminal justice administration and management focus area is part of the master of science in organizational management degree and is now open for admissions.

Wayne State College has added a criminal justice option to its highly affordable, nationally recognized master of science in organizational management program. The criminal justice administration and management focus area is open for admissions and will begin its first classes in the Fall 2019 semester.

The program is fully online and requires just 36 credit hours to complete. Wayne State’s online graduate tuition is among the most affordable in the state.

“Criminal justice is a growing field and with a master’s in criminal justice administration and management, professionals in this field will be in high demand,” said Dr. Tammy Evetovich, dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences. “We have exceptional full-time faculty ready to offer courses in this new program who will work with all types of students to help them reach their goals and advance in their careers!” 

The specialization is structured to prepare students for leadership and professional positions in the criminal justice field. For those who want to move into command positions, where leadership and management skills are in high demand, criminal justice professionals with a master’s in criminal justice administration and management will be needed in many sectors of society. 

“Earning a master’s degree in criminal justice positions you to work in the private sector, allows current employees to be a more competitive applicant for career advancement, and so much more” said Dr. Lisa Wanek, assistant professor of criminal justice. “Wayne State’s Criminal Justice Department is ready to help you achieve your career goals with our new MSOM CJ Program. Students can earn their master’s degree online with 24/7 access to courses that fit their schedule with some of the lowest online tuition rates in Nebraska.”

Based on information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most jobs in management are typically found in emergency management, university campuses, environmental protection, or in federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security. Because this degree is so broad it can be applied to a number of positions within these sectors, from an air marshal or policy analyst to a corporate security officer or an emergency management director. Other jobs may be correctional officer supervisor, police and detective supervisor, criminologist, and security management.

Learn more and apply today at www.wsc.edu/msom.