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Online Master of Arts

Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Program

For more than a quarter century, Seton Hall University has offered qualified law enforcement officers, criminal justice professionals and government employees at the federal, state, county, and municipal levels and members of the Armed Services the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts degree in Law Enforcement Executive Leadership.  Our graduates have advanced to the highest levels within their organizations.

The Program

The Law Enforcement Executive Leadership program provides a challenging and unique curriculum, delivered through an online format, completed over 30 credit hours and within six semesters. The program is 100% online. Students may attend online classes live, or watch recorded classes at a time that works best for them. Taught by experienced and knowledgeable professors, the curriculum enables students to acquire the necessary skills and tools to analyze complex public sector challenges and manage the day-to day operations of public agencies.

Tuition Discount

Students accepted into this program receive a 50% discount off the graduate rate. The University offers graduate scholarship opportunities, including the Dr. Stephen and Beverly Hoptay Fellowship for New Jersey State Troopers. Public service employees may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs.

Become a Leader in Law Enforcement

Seton Hall University’s Law Enforcement Executive Leadership graduate program enables students to acquire the necessary leadership skills and tools to analyze complex public sector challenges.

Stephen Hoptay, Ed.S. '04/Ed.D.'07

"Imparting the knowledge I gained at Seton Hall has been extremely rewarding, but more importantly, it's been helpful to others."

Stephen Hoptay, Ed.S. '04/Ed.D.'07
Vice president of Asset Protection at Wakefern Food Corp, Retired New Jersey State Police Captain

Admissions Requirements 

  • Online Application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Statement of goals and professional interests (one-page) 
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation regarding candidate's academic ability and personal qualifications 

Application Deadlines 

The program accepts applications throughout the year and operates on a rolling admissions basis.  

Interested students may enroll in the program, before formal acceptance, on a non-matriculated basis for the first semester. 

Take the Next Step

The College of Human Development, Culture, and Media is dedicated to ensuring that its professional preparation programs are based on essential knowledge, evolving technology, research findings, and reflective practice. Each program is committed to developing collaborative relationships and cooperative efforts with schools, agencies, and institutions so that its efforts remain linked to the world of practice and research, and meet the needs of communities. The College is nationally accredited by APA and CAEP.

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