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M.A. Criminal Justice

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Where this degree can take you:

  • Management roles within criminal justice field
  • Teaching at community college level
  • Preparation for doctoral programs

To start, you need:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Desire to further your professional career

Get the details on admission requirements, processes, and timelines

Begin your Online Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program:

  • You may apply to start the program fall, winter, or spring terms. 

Finishing will take:

  • 45 credits
  • A capstone project

Where you will take classes:

  • Online/distance fall, winter, spring

Technology you will need:

  • Computer with internet connection
  • Video conferencing capability (e.g., Skype)

What you will learn:

This degree will teach students how to conduct social science research and learn how to apply these methods toward solving the actual problems encountered in the administration of justice.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Analyze the organizational structures and management challenges that define the field of criminal justice.
  2. Use methods of social science research to investigate problems and questions in the field of criminal justice.
  3. Apply theory-to-practice within the criminal justice environment.


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