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Master of Science in Criminal Justice/Policing

Kaplan University

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Description

Kaplan University's online Master of Science in Criminal Justice/Policing degree program was created for those individuals who are looking to gain the knowledge and the skills that are needed for pursuing high-level opportunities in law enforcement, security, court systems, education, and training.

Throughout the course of this online Criminal Justice/Policing degree program is built on a professional model of relevant, practical knowledge, and offers two courses of study, a non-thesis track that lends itself to practical law enforcement applications and a research-based thesis track that focuses on theory and prepares students for criminal justice instruction.

Throughout the course of this online criminal justice - policing degree program students will work with a number of experts 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 - policing will have developed the knowledge that is needed for pursuing high-level opportunities in 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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