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Master of Science in Criminal Justice/Law

Kaplan University



The online Master of Science in Criminal Justice/Law degree from Kaplan University has been created for those individuals who are looking for a flexible option for examining the legal principles and doctrines associated with criminal law, criminal procedure, evidentiary issues, comparative legal and justice systems, specialized criminal statutes, and employment law as they relate to professional practice in criminal justice.

This online criminal justice degree offers students two possible tracks, a non-thesis track that lends itself to practical law enforcement applications and a research-based thesis track that focuses on theory and prepares you for criminal justice instruction.

Created to provide students with a flexible option for earning their master degree, this online graduate program in Criminal Justice/Law guides its students as they:

  • Analyze the causes of criminal behavior in various cultures around the world, with an emphasis on the causes of social deviance
  • Focus on organizational behavior, management and leadership of human resources, and design and structural processes in criminal justice organizations
  • Explore various research methods and focus on developing the skills needed to design and conduct applied research and evaluate data
  • Study recent legislation and case law at the state and federal levels in areas such as law enforcement, criminal procedure, civil and criminal liability, civil rights, employment law, and substance abuse

Graduates of this online degree in criminal justice will have the knowledge that is needed for succeeding in a high-level position within law enforcement, security, court systems, education, and training.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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