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South University, Tampa Criminal Justice Master of Science Degree Program

Criminal Justice programs offered at South University—tampa

Program Information

The Master of Science (MS) in Criminal Justice program at South University’s Tampa campus in Tampa, Florida, is designed to serve the growing number of individuals in the criminal justice system who desire a post baccalaureate education, as well as those in more traditional public and private employment who may wish to acquire further education in criminal justice.

The Criminal Justice program serves a variety of student interests. It has been designed with a limited prerequisite requirement to enable students with bachelor’s degrees in related fields such as criminology, psychology, business or public administration, anthropology, political science, sociology or related social sciences to enroll along with students with undergraduate degrees in criminal justice.

The program provides a general administration tract as well as three specializations in Homeland Security, Corrections and Cyber Crime that meets student needs for more in-depth knowledge, skills, and applications in areas of great national and international interest.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the MS in Criminal Justice program are prepared to seek management, administrative, research, and teaching positions. The Criminal Justice degree program is primarily designed to foster a learning community of criminal justice professionals who will use their knowledge within law enforcement, correctional, political, and legal arenas.

Program graduates will also be prepared for admission to doctoral programs in criminal justice, criminology and other related fields as well as for promotions within existing law enforcement, correctional, local and state government, and legal institutions.

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