South University, Columbia (View Other Campuses)
The South University Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program 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 program is designed to serve 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 Master of Science degree program in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare students for management, administrative, research, and teaching positions. It 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 degree programs in criminal justice, criminology and other related fields as well as for advancement within existing law enforcement, correctional, local and state government, and legal institutions. The program provides a general administration tract as well as three specializations in Homeland Security, Corrections and Cyber Crime that is designed to meet student needs for more in-depth knowledge, skills, and applications in areas of great national and international interest. The Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program is offered only online.