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41 Masters Programs in Criminal Justice

Criminal justice is an encompassing term that refers to both the set of laws defining and prosecuting crimes and the legal institutions which are concerned with maintaining social order, crime prevention, prosecution and the delivery of justice. Students studying a Master in Criminal Justice will not only have to familiarize themselves with criminal law but also the inner workings of the entire ju… Read more

Criminal justice is an encompassing term that refers to both the set of laws defining and prosecuting crimes and the legal institutions which are concerned with maintaining social order, crime prevention, prosecution and the delivery of justice. Students studying a Master in Criminal Justice will not only have to familiarize themselves with criminal law but also the inner workings of the entire justice system.

Criminal justice has long played a critical part in how societies function. History shows us that community actions against crime and mutual protection has been present in the earliest of civilizations. The Code of Hammurabi, written on slabs of rock in around 1772 BCE, is perhaps the most notable and most preserved historical specimen. It was remarkable for the extent of issues it covered, including household relationships, contracts and civil dispute; it was known for its central tenet of remuneration, "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."

Needless to say, legal systems of the world have become increasingly more complex and so are methods of dispensing justice. As graduates of a Master in Criminal Justice program, these lawyers are not only able to provide sound legal counsel to plaintiffs and appellants alike; they are also capable consultants to lawmakers and law enforcement organizations. Graduates with a Master in Criminal Justice can also be involved in policy research or administration of correctional and rehabilitative facilities. Masters in Criminal Justice are presented with a lot of employment opportunities in the public and private sectors alike.

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Michigan State University Online
East Lansing , USA

Prepare for a career as a detective, corrections supervisor, federal agent, anti-money laundering Investigator and more with Michigan State University's online Master of Scien ... +

Prepare for a career as a detective, corrections supervisor, federal agent, anti-money laundering Investigator and more with Michigan State University's online Master of Science in Criminal Justice—ranked the No. 10 Best Online Criminal Justice Program of 2019 by U.S. News & World Report. You'll benefit from MSU's extensive professional network and 80+ years of educating criminal justice professionals. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Online
 
University of Tampa - Sykes College of Business
Tampa , USA

The University of Tampa's Master of Science degree program in criminology and criminal justice prepares students for both practitioner and management careers in criminal justi ... +

The University of Tampa's Master of Science degree program in criminology and criminal justice prepares students for both practitioner and management careers in criminal justice and public safety. Students interested in learning more about this program should contact the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice graduate program coordinator, Chris Capsambelis. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
University of South Florida Sarasota–Manatee
Sarasota , USA

Do you want to make a difference in your field and become a leader in your profession? Do you have a desire for understanding current issues facing the criminal justice system ... +

Do you want to make a difference in your field and become a leader in your profession? Do you have a desire for understanding current issues facing the criminal justice system? Do you believe critical thinking and decision making are crucial parts of the learning process? Are you looking for an online degree that gives you the flexibility you need in a master’s degree program? If so, then USFSM’s master degree in Criminal Justice might be the right fit for you. -
MA
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
Universidad Ana G. Méndez - Dallas Campus
Dallas , USA

Graduates of the Master in Public Affairs program with a specialty in Criminal Justice will be trained to administer, design and evaluate service programs within the component ... +

Graduates of the Master in Public Affairs program with a specialty in Criminal Justice will be trained to administer, design and evaluate service programs within the components of the Criminal Justice System of Puerto Rico related to the prevention, security, protection and investigation of crime and delinquency. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Spanish
Jan 2021
Online
 
Universidad Ana G. Méndez - Recinto de Carolina
Carolina , Puerto Rico

Master's degree oriented towards the theoretical and methodological analysis of the criminal justice system and its application in the study of the nature, prevention and cont ... +

Master's degree oriented towards the theoretical and methodological analysis of the criminal justice system and its application in the study of the nature, prevention and control of crime and crime in its social and personal dimension. The graduate of this program will develop skills that can be applied in the framework of research and evaluation of programs and strategies. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Spanish
Campus
 
UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law
Concord , USA

The online Master’s in International Criminal Law and Justice is the only online transnational crime program from a Top 100 law school. UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law is a ... +

The online Master’s in International Criminal Law and Justice is the only online transnational crime program from a Top 100 law school. UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law is a leader in this emerging field of the law, and trains students on the latest developments affecting the international criminal law landscape. -
Master Master
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 60 months
English
Aug 2020
Online
 
Swansea University
Swansea , United Kingdom

Crime, its causes, and how we should deal with it, are never far from the headlines, and expertise in this area is increasingly valued by employers in government and other sec ... +

Crime, its causes, and how we should deal with it, are never far from the headlines, and expertise in this area is increasingly valued by employers in government and other sectors. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester , USA

Contribute to the creation and dissemination of criminal justice and policy analysis knowledge through applied research as you develop your problem-solving and critical thinki ... +

Contribute to the creation and dissemination of criminal justice and policy analysis knowledge through applied research as you develop your problem-solving and critical thinking skills. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
24 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Anna Maria College Online
Paxton , USA

Designed with law enforcement officials in mind, Anna Maria College's Master of Public Administration with a Criminal Justice specialization balances the leadership and organi ... +

Designed with law enforcement officials in mind, Anna Maria College's Master of Public Administration with a Criminal Justice specialization balances the leadership and organizational aspects of public service with the specific needs of the justice community. -
Master
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 
Informa – Terrorism and Security
London , United Kingdom

Our postgraduate course in Terrorism, Policing and Security is designed to provide police officers with the necessary skills to help combat terrorism and international crime. ... +

Our postgraduate course in Terrorism, Policing and Security is designed to provide police officers with the necessary skills to help combat terrorism and international crime. Focusing on international security issues such as intelligence, military response and criminal justice, you will also analyse security closer to home and identify community policing’s role in combatting radicalisation. Learn how policing theory, governance and policymaking connects to global security via distance learning to better understand the international policing community. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
11 - 28 months
English
14 Sep 2020
04 Sep 2020
Online
 
University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences
Florence , USA

To provide an understanding of the fields of criminal justice, security and emergency management, and crime scene investigation. Our faculty members have a broad knowledge bas ... +

To provide an understanding of the fields of criminal justice, security and emergency management, and crime scene investigation. Our faculty members have a broad knowledge base and extensive experience in the field, which includes forensics, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, intelligence, security, political science, and emergency response, and disaster management. We strive to provide students with tools for critical thinking, reasoning, writing, research, and applying knowledge. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2020
Online
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln , United Kingdom

The MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice challenges students to engage with contemporary issues faced by the criminal justice system from both a criminological and legal per ... +

The MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice challenges students to engage with contemporary issues faced by the criminal justice system from both a criminological and legal perspective. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Royal Roads University
Victoria , Canada

Founded on a transdisciplinary approach to justice studies for solving complex social issues, our unique program is problem-focused, drawing from diverse disciplines to help y ... +

Founded on a transdisciplinary approach to justice studies for solving complex social issues, our unique program is problem-focused, drawing from diverse disciplines to help you deal with ever-evolving problems in action-oriented, solution-focused and context-specific ways. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
Feb 2021
01 Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Saint Joseph's University Online
Philadelphia , USA

The online criminal justice master's at Saint Joseph's University stresses theory and research, administration, and managing effective change within the criminal justice syste ... +

The online criminal justice master's at Saint Joseph's University stresses theory and research, administration, and managing effective change within the criminal justice system. The curriculum includes courses in Research Methods and Analysis, Criminology Theory, Ethics, and Criminal Justice, and Professional Writing for Law Enforcement. Students can personalize their degree through several concentration options, including Behavior Analysis. -
MSc
Part-time
18 months
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
Leiden University
Leiden , Netherlands +9 More

The programme Criminal Justice is a one-year Master's and focuses on criminology, criminal law and their mutual relationship. It is unique in its cross-national and multidisci ... +

The programme Criminal Justice is a one-year Master's and focuses on criminology, criminal law and their mutual relationship. It is unique in its cross-national and multidisciplinary scope. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 

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