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89 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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UTPB Online
Odessa, USA

Our online Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration program was designed for professionals working within the criminal justice system and undergraduate degree hold ... +

Our online Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration program was designed for professionals working within the criminal justice system and undergraduate degree holders looking to expand their mastery of criminal justice concepts. This convenient online program can help you gain a deeper understanding of the issues facing the criminal justice field, discover how to operate more efficiently and ethically, and compete for rewarding leadership roles within your current department or in other areas of criminal justice. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
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
 
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
 

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University of San Diego
San Diego, USA

Trust the program that is endorsed by law enforcement & highly rated by students. Ranked As One of the Best Online Criminal Justice Master’s Degrees in the Country!

Trust the program that is endorsed by law enforcement & highly rated by students. Ranked As One of the Best Online Criminal Justice Master’s Degrees in the Country! -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
20 months
English
Online
 
University of Sussex
Falmer, United Kingdom

Explore an exciting blend of criminology and criminal justice subjects and address key contemporary questions and debates. By studying criminological theory and policy you’ll ... +

Explore an exciting blend of criminology and criminal justice subjects and address key contemporary questions and debates. By studying criminological theory and policy you’ll see how conceptual frameworks can be applied to thinking about crime and society. Our MA is underpinned by our research expertise. You’ll be taught by experts who shape the field of criminology and criminal justice studies. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English (UK)
Campus
 
Unicaf - Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool, United Kingdom

The aim of this programme is for students to gain academic and intellectual progression in a number of areas of law and criminal justice, together with the acquisition of spec ... +

The aim of this programme is for students to gain academic and intellectual progression in a number of areas of law and criminal justice, together with the acquisition of specific knowledge and skills. Within the context of the University's mission statement and responsiveness to national and international needs, curriculum innovation and continuous quality enhancement, the programme objectives are to provide students with the knowledge and critical analysis of key themes of law and criminal justice; provide advanced legal knowledge and skills directly relevant to law and criminal justice through the delivery of intellectually stimulating course content underpinned in many areas by internationally recognised research; provide critical analysis of the complexities arising in the fields of law and criminal justice using challenging and informing global and comparative perspectives. The course is underpinned by the significance of engagement with existing and emerging research and advanced scholarship. Develop originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline. Alternative Exit/ Interim Award Learning Outcomes - Postgraduate Certificate A student who is eligible for this award will be able to: Show originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry may be used to create and interpret knowledge in relevant areas of law. Have a systematic understanding and critical awareness of current problems and contemporary issues and/or insights into the changing nature of the UK and international corporate business organisations operating within a multi-national framework. Demonstrate skills associated with problem-solving and decision making based on own research and analysis demonstrated through legal writing and communication skills. Develop an ability to exercise initiative when faced with novel and/or complex problem situations. Apply critical and analytical skills associated with legal analysis to identified scenarios and situations. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Norwich University Online
Northfield, USA

The online Master of Public Administration program from Norwich University helps you develop the leadership characteristics necessary to make a difference in the public sector ... +

The online Master of Public Administration program from Norwich University helps you develop the leadership characteristics necessary to make a difference in the public sector. Courses are offered online through 11-week sessions and are taught by expert educators with real-world public administration experience. Many faculty members provide one-on-one attention to ensure students are getting the most out of the program. -
Master
Part-time
18 months
English
Online
 
Concordia University, St. Paul Online
Saint Paul, USA

Graduates from the M.A. in Criminal Justice Leadership program at Concordia University St. Paul earn the highest salaries among alumni from Minnesota colleges and universities ... +

Graduates from the M.A. in Criminal Justice Leadership program at Concordia University St. Paul earn the highest salaries among alumni from Minnesota colleges and universities. This powerful program positions you for leadership opportunities in criminal investigation, forensics, security management, and many other areas. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
University of Portsmouth Online
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

As more people and services look to digital technologies, the risks and threats of cybercrime continue to grow. This has exposed a shortfall in experienced cybercrime investig ... +

As more people and services look to digital technologies, the risks and threats of cybercrime continue to grow. This has exposed a shortfall in experienced cybercrime investigators. Study with us the MSc Cybercrime and join the next generation of cybercrime researchers and investigators. -
MSc
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qua ... +

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications. Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. This qualification must have been obtained prior to submitting your application. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page. If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Glasgow Postgraduate Programmes
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Recognising the challenge for politicians, policymakers and practitioners in the criminal justice, and criminal law fields, this programme addresses the complex problems that ... +

Recognising the challenge for politicians, policymakers and practitioners in the criminal justice, and criminal law fields, this programme addresses the complex problems that crime poses for contemporary societies. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Campus
 
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
Campus
 
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
Online
 
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
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 60 months
English
Mar 2022
15 Nov 2021
Online
 
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
Campus