Our online Criminal Justice master’s degree program combines criminological and organizational theory with policy and practice to help prepare you for leadership roles in the criminal justice field. During the program, you’ll participate in academically rigorous coursework designed to help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the public and private sides of today’s criminal justice landscape.
- Complete your degree in less than 2 years
- 8-week courses
- Competitive tuition
- Learn from industry leaders
- Career-focused curriculum
As a student in this program, you’ll learn to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of criminological theory and how it informs public policy while shaping the way the American justice system operates
- Utilize team leadership skills that include collaboration, problem solving, ethical awareness and appreciation of diversity to address problems faced by criminal justice agencies
- Suggest policy changes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of agency operations
- Communicate with an acute knowledge of crime causation, management issues, ethics, and technology and research as it relates to the field within various organizational contexts
- If you have a GPA of 2.85 or higher, you are not required to take the GMAT. For more on graduate admissions requirements, click here
- Complete coursework and assignments at your own pace through our convenient online format
- Learn from faculty with years of experience in the criminal justice field, who can help inform your career
- Participate in experiential learning assignments, designed to prepare you for advanced-level positions with public and private organizations
During this program, you’ll take courses like:
- Advanced Administration of Criminal Justice
- Contemporary Criminology and Crime Prevention
- Criminal Justice Ethics and Diversity in a Global Environment
- Criminal Justice Research Methods
- Juvenile Justice Issues
- And more
*Graduates of this program will earn a Master of Science degree.
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