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Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Whether you’re looking to advance in the criminal justice field or it’s time for a career change, the South University Master of Science in Criminal Justice online program can prepare you with the advanced expertise required for leadership within the law enforcement, correctional, political, and legal arenas.

Your online master’s in Criminal Justice degree courses will dive deep into the historical and contemporary criminal justice system, examining relationships among law enforcement, the courts, and corrections. You’ll also cover ethics, research methods, leadership, planning and innovation, personnel administration and management, and criminology—all helping to prepare you for leadership positions in the field. Through elective courses, you can focus in on specific interests, such as juvenile justice, political terrorism, critical incident management, resource and agency coordination, homeland security, and community or institutional corrections.

At South University, our Criminal Justice master’s programis designed for students with bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice or in related fields like psychology, criminology, business or public administration, anthropology, political science, or sociology.

You Can Learn How to Lead in Criminal Justice

After completing the online master’s in criminal justice degree program, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of skills in theoretical and applied criminal justice as well as in managerial principles and practices to effectively solve real-life problems within a complex organization.
  • Understand the relationship between crime theory, crime policy, and professional practice.
  • Demonstrate interactive skills and learn behavioral strategies for improving systemic communication within and between criminal justice agencies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively interpret and use research methodology by completing a final research project prospectus on a topic related to professional practice in an actual criminal justice agency.

Prepare for Your Future in Criminal Justice

Upon finishing the online master's in Criminal Justice program, you’ll be equipped to pursue a management, administrative, research, or teaching position in the criminal justice field. You may also choose to continue your education in a related doctoral program.

Earn Your Online Master’s in Criminal Justice on Your Schedule

South University, Online Programs can give you the flexibility and control to access your academic resources and courses anytime, day or night, whenever it’s most convenient for you. Our faculty and staff also make sure that online never means out of touch, supporting you every step of the way as you work toward achieving your goals.

Learn more about South University’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice program today.

Note: This program is not available to residents of Alabama, Oregon, Massachusetts, New York, and Washington DC.
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