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Justice Leadership (MPJL)   

Program Title and Classification

Justice Leadership

Graduate Degree Program

College: Behavioral and Social Sciences


The degree is jointly offered by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the School of Public Policy and is directed by Professor Charles Wellford. 

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (2)
  • CV/Resume
  • Notarized degree certificate
  • Transcripts in English and Vietnamese

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website:

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
Not currently accepting applications
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
Not currently accepting applications

Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at

Degree Requirements

Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

Non-thesis only: 30 credits required

University of Maryland courses:

CCJS 600: Criminal Justice (3 credits)

CCJS 601: Policing (3 credits)

CCJS 604: Policy Analysis Project

CCJS 680: Drugs and Crime (3 credits)

PUAF/PLCY 692: Leadership Principles and Practices (3 credits)

PUAF/PLCY 699: Selected Topics in Public Policy (3 credits)

PUAF/PLCY 711: Public Management and Leadership (3 credits)

Vietnam People's Police Academy courses:

BSOS 678A: Special Topics in Justice Leadership (3 credits)

BSOS 678B: Special Topics in Justice Leadership (3 credits)

BSOS 678C: Special Topics in Justice Leadership (3 credits)





Office of lnternational and Executive Programs

University of Maryland

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-405-8443


Associated Information


Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJCH)

Criminology and Criminal Justice (CRIM)