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Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Kaplan University

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Description

In this online Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program from Kaplan University, students will work to develop the in-depth understanding that is needed for pursuing high-level opportunities in law enforcement, security, court systems, education, and training.

Offering 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 you for criminal justice instruction, this online criminal justice degree program is an excellent option for succeeding in any area of the field of criminal justice.

In this online criminal justice degree program, students will have an opportunity to:

  • Gain an understanding of the philosophy and development of the U.S. criminal justice system, its agencies and institutions, and the issues and challenges they face
  • Explore applied research methods and techniques used in the field
  • Examine the development of criminal law, the elements and types of criminal offenses, and the principles of criminal culpability
  • Complete a capstone project to demonstrate your ability to apply the critical thinking skills and concepts you study online to real-world criminal justice scenarios

Graduates of this online master's degree in criminal justice will have gained the knowledge and the skills that are needed for succeeding in various areas of 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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