M.S. in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Policy and Coordination

Walden University

Program Description

M.S. in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Policy and Coordination

Walden University

M.S. in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Policy and Coordination

Public safety is a pressing concern, and homeland security policymakers are faced with tough decisions every day. The specialization in Homeland Security Policy and Coordination offers you a foundation for evaluating and creating protective measures and policies that do not compromise individual rights and freedoms. Explore the collaborative relationships between public security agencies. The coursework also focuses on using the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and understanding the complexity of homeland security issues.

Completion Requirements

61 total quarter credits

  • Foundation course (1 cr.)
  • Core courses (45 cr.)
  • Specialization courses (15 cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.


  • CRJS 6000 Foundations of Graduate Study
  • CRJS 6137 The Nature of Crime and Criminology
  • CRJS 6215 Controversies in Criminal Justice
  • CRJS 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership
  • CRJS 6216 Criminal Justice Research
  • CRJS 6405 Ethics and Social Justice
  • CRJS 6511 Special Populations
  • CRJS 6217 Technological Solutions and 21st-Century Crime
  • CRJS 6203 Victimology
  • CRJS 6218 Applied Communications
  • CRJS 6320 Public Policy Implications of Terrorism Legislation and Policies
  • CRJS 6321 Terrorism: A Systemic Approach for Emergency Preparedness
  • CRJS 6322 Critical Incident Planning and Leadership


As a student in Walden’s criminal justice program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Utilize theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice.
  2. Use research to evaluate factors related to crime and the impact of crime on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures.
  3. Evaluate the impact of U.S. constitutional policy and procedures on the criminal justice system.
  4. Analyze the impact of the criminal justice process on victims and perpetrators.
  5. Synthesize principles from criminal justice theories, processes, and practices to promote social justice and positive social change.
  6. Compare the structural functions and interactions of law enforcement, courts, and corrections within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal level.
  7. Discuss how criminal justice laws and policies are adopted, implemented, and evaluated.
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
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Sept. 2016
Part time
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21,620 USD
Start date Sept. 2016
USA Auburn, Alabama
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Price 21,620 USD