The Master of Science in Law Enforcement Executive Leadership (MSLEEL) degree program is designed to provide executive-level organizational leadership skills for law enforcement supervisory and management professionals. The program is developed to formulate real time management solutions with an emphasis on the administering of policies, procedures, and guidelines for the law enforcement executive leader. Criminal justice agencies operate in divisions, sections, and bureaus and other sub-system categories. There are functions associated with each category and this master’s curriculum will prepare the learner to implement and execute these functions. The MSLEEL program educates executives, managers, line-level supervisors, and persons interested in becoming executive leaders in the criminal justice field.

Quick Facts:

  • Credits required: 36
  • Cost per credit: $545
  • Program length: 2 years (full-time status)
  • Max transfer credits: 6 credits

First Responders can save 15% on tuition. Required documentation and restrictions apply. See details.

Time to degree completion can be accelerated by taking multiple courses in a term and through credits accepted in transfer.

What you’ll learn

Communicate in writing utilizing clear direction, guidance, and procedures with others in most organizational settings to include vertical and horizontal in a criminal justice environment.

Employ appropriate oral communication skills to successfully interact with people from a variety of experiences and backgrounds in a variety of situations.

Employ appropriate analytical models and apply critical reasoning processes to complex executive level organizational issues and provide the overarching philosophy for resolution.

Acquire a keen awareness, identification, and genuine sensitivity to the diversity of cultures involved in a criminal justice operational environment.

Analyze information and formulate executive-level alternatives for resolution.

Apply and analyze quantifiable numerical data and make intelligent and rational decisions that support a criminal justice agency.

Maximize the use of research and statistical methodologies to apply in executive-level management decisions in the area of theoretical analysis.

Demonstrate competent ethical, legal, and professional conduct issues which fosters behaviors and decisions that meet a high duty of trust and reliability in all management decisions.

Career Outcomes

Homeland Security

Criminal Justice Administrator

Federal Probation Officer

Police and Security Management

Government Management and Organization

Master of Science in Law Enforcement Executive Leadership

Degree Requirements Credits
Required Core Courses 36

Courses + Credits

Below, you’ll find the required courses for the CalSouthern Master of Science in Law Enforcement Executive Leadership (MSLEEL) degree program.

Required Core Courses

  • LE 6500 Organizational Leadership Communication — 3-credits
  • LE 6510 Law Enforcement Code of Ethics — 3-credits
  • LE 6520 Budgeting Development/Analysis — 3-credits
  • LE 6530 Homeland Security Strategic Application — 3-credits
  • LE 6540 Police Management of Technology — 3-credits
  • LE 6550 Police Administrative Policy Operations — 3-credits
  • LE 6560 Strategic Organizational Planning — 3-credits
  • LE 6570 Executive Corrections Management — 3-credits
  • LE 6580 Contemporary Criminal Justice Trends — 3-credits
  • LE 6590 Administration of Police Executive Systems — 3-credits
  • LE 6600 Cultural Competency in Criminal Justice — 3-credits
  • CAP 6100 MSLEEL Capstone — 3-credits

Download the University Catalog for full course descriptions, prerequisite information, and program details.

At CalSouthern, you are not alone. The University has very competent mentors that are readily available, quite helpful, and very supportive for online learners like us. In the same way, the University’s academic support team is equally available whenever help is needed, and our dean has personally demonstrated to me a commitment to help you succeed.

– Omari Gekombe

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Accreditation & Approvals


California Southern University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), which is one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Regional accreditation is the most highly respected and recognized form of accreditation in the United States, and it provides students with a number of important benefits and opportunities.

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