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14 Masters Programs in Criminal Law

Even after completing a bachelor’s degree, many students may not be ready to enter their career field. Enrolling in a master’s program can give students expert knowledge in their chosen occupations, making them eligible for a variety of interesting jobs. What is a Master in Criminal Law? This type of program typically helps students develop in-depth knowledge about the criminal justice… Read more

Even after completing a bachelor’s degree, many students may not be ready to enter their career field. Enrolling in a master’s program can give students expert knowledge in their chosen occupations, making them eligible for a variety of interesting jobs.

What is a Master in Criminal Law? This type of program typically helps students develop in-depth knowledge about the criminal justice system and how it relates to the law. Classes may cover topics such as criminal procedure, laws, security, and investigative techniques. Each course is designed to give students a deeper understanding of what laws mean and how to fully investigate crimes while following criminal law procedures.

While enrolled in any educational program, students develop many skills, and a Master in Criminal Law can help them cultivate critical aptitudes that could lead to job advancements. Analytical and research skills may prove useful on the career track, while organizational abilities can help with personal endeavors as well.

Because there are many variables when it comes to the price of a master’s degree, the cost varies among universities. Each school has set tuition costs, and the location of the classes could also play a factor in the overall price.

Students with a background in criminal law may have access to many diverse and interesting careers. Those who wish to continue their education may decide to become lawyers, while those who choose a career after earning a master’s degree could find jobs as police officers. Others choose jobs in security. Some become government agents, working for the FBI or CIA.

To enroll in a master’s program, decide whether you prefer to take classes on campus or online. Taking classes online may be a great option for students living in remote areas or juggling busy lives. To find the right school, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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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
Online
 
IMF Business School
Madrid, Spain

IMF Business School , in collaboration with the Nebrija University, launches the Master in Criminalistics. This program affects one of the most important parts of the Criminal ... +

IMF Business School , in collaboration with the Nebrija University, launches the Master in Criminalistics. This program affects one of the most important parts of the Criminal Investigation. The student is shown the details of Criminalistics, both in the field (scene of the crime) and in the laboratory (treatment of evidence). -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Universidad de Sonora
Hermosillo, Mexico

General Objective: To train experts in accusatory and oral criminal procedural law, with the competences for the application of legal knowledge in the solution of specific pro ... +

General Objective: To train experts in accusatory and oral criminal procedural law, with the competences for the application of legal knowledge in the solution of specific problems of the discipline of study, endowed with required argumentative, interpretative and evaluative skills, capable of privileging the protection of human rights and the application of the ethical principles of the profession. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Spanish
Campus
 

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U Law Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Our MA Law (Reg. No. 252954) is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Masters Level. An MA Law is an internationally recognised qualificatio ... +

Our MA Law (Reg. No. 252954) is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Masters Level. An MA Law is an internationally recognised qualification which is ideal for a career path both in and outside of the legal sector. There are seven key areas that you’ll study over the course: Public Law; European Union Law; Criminal Law; Tort; Contract Law; Land Law; Equity and Trusts Law. -
MA
Full-time
9 months
English
Campus
 
Grupo Tiradentes
Aracaju, Brazil

The specialization course in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the University Center Tiradentes (UNIT-AL) in partnership with Superior Law School (ESA - OAB / AL) propose ... +

The specialization course in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the University Center Tiradentes (UNIT-AL) in partnership with Superior Law School (ESA - OAB / AL) proposes a multidisciplinary graduate, theoretical and practical, in order to update and formation of a professional able to act in the areas of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. -
Master
Full-time
374 hours
Portuguese (Brazil)
Mar 2022
Campus
 
Centre for Advanced University Studies (Centro de Estudios Superiores Universitarios)
Santiago Tianguistenco, Mexico

Aim: To train Masters in Criminal Procedural Law, with a solid theoretical, practical, and methodological preparation with humanistic content, which allows them to identify th ... +

Aim: To train Masters in Criminal Procedural Law, with a solid theoretical, practical, and methodological preparation with humanistic content, which allows them to identify the problems of the world of Law, formulating alternative solutions to specific cases. -
Master
Spanish (Mexican)
Jul 2021
Campus
 
Dorados University (Universidad Dorados)
Oaxtepec, Mexico

To train teachers in the area of ​​Criminal Sciences with specific knowledge of criminal procedure and legal methodology that provides solutions to problems in the criminal le ... +

To train teachers in the area of ​​Criminal Sciences with specific knowledge of criminal procedure and legal methodology that provides solutions to problems in the criminal legal field as well as the application of penalties and security measures, considering the procedural guarantees of the accused and the victim to strengthen the procurement and administration of criminal justice, in the public and private sectors. -
Master
Spanish (Mexican)
Jul 2021
Campus
 
American University Corporation (Corporación Universitaria Americana (Coruniamericana))
Colombia

The Criminal Law Specialist of the American University Corporation will be a professional with a broad spirit of leadership and legal and ethical responsibility in each of the ... +

The Criminal Law Specialist of the American University Corporation will be a professional with a broad spirit of leadership and legal and ethical responsibility in each of the activities and competencies that are specific to him, such as: Analyze, explain and interpret the theory of crime as in the application of the Colombian criminal regime. Be a lawyer specialized in criminal matters and criminal procedure to practice the profession as a litigator. Efficiently and properly handle the principles and postulates of criminal justice, serving as a judge of the Republic in criminal matters, or as a member of the Attorney General's Office at any of its delegates and levels. -
Master
Spanish (Colombia)
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Saint Joseph's University College of Arts and Sciences
Philadelphia, USA

A master’s in criminal justice from Saint Joseph’s University will help you advance a career in the fields of law enforcement, intelligence, behaviour management and more. Thi ... +

A master’s in criminal justice from Saint Joseph’s University will help you advance a career in the fields of law enforcement, intelligence, behaviour management and more. This program can be taken online or on campus. -
MSc
Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Commercial Banking Institute
Mérida, Mexico

Train legal teachers specialized in the accusatory criminal justice system and in oral litigation; able to identify, describe, analyze, argue and apply the postulates, princip ... +

Train legal teachers specialized in the accusatory criminal justice system and in oral litigation; able to identify, describe, analyze, argue and apply the postulates, principles, and techniques of the accusatory system; endowed with a methodology that enables them to participate actively, with a critical, analytical, creative and purposeful attitude in the resolution of controversies and problems that arise in the exercise of their profession. -
Master
Spanish (Mexican)
Jul 2021
Campus
 
Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Tallahassee, USA

The Colleges master’s program emphasizes the importance of scientifically rigorous research that informs public policy. The master’s degree in criminology prepares students to ... +

The Colleges master’s program emphasizes the importance of scientifically rigorous research that informs public policy. The master’s degree in criminology prepares students to be informed, knowledgeable scientific research users that examine criminal behaviour and public policy responses to crime. -
Master
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics
Seattle, USA

The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) is an interdisciplinary program that offers a comprehensive, rigorous, analytic study of crime and societal responses.

The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) is an interdisciplinary program that offers a comprehensive, rigorous, analytic study of crime and societal responses. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Azteca University
Chalco de Díaz Covarrubias, Mexico

Train professionals with knowledge in the criminal-legal field to analyze and evaluate the field and problems inherent to Criminal Law and with a vision that allows them to ca ... +

Train professionals with knowledge in the criminal-legal field to analyze and evaluate the field and problems inherent to Criminal Law and with a vision that allows them to carry out a high-level investigation, which they will use to deliver justice in relation to the phenomenon of crime. Contribute to the training of researchers capable of reaching the level of knowledge that allows them to participate and provide solutions, through research, to the generation of national legal knowledge. -
Master
Spanish (Mexican)
Jul 2021
Campus
 
IMF Business School
Madrid, Spain

IMF Business School , in collaboration with Nebrija University, launches the online Master in Criminalistics. This program affects one of the most important parts of the Crimi ... +

IMF Business School , in collaboration with Nebrija University, launches the online Master in Criminalistics. This program affects one of the most important parts of the Criminal Investigation. The student is shown the details of Criminalistics, both in the field (crime scene) and in the laboratory (treatment of evidence). This Master is aimed at university graduates and experienced professionals who want to focus their careers on criminal investigation (criminologists, criminal lawyers, police officers, journalists, forensic psychologists, etc.). The Master in Criminalistics, lasting 1 academic year, is taught online. The syllabus will be accessible 24 hours a day through IMF Virtual Campus, and a tutor will accompany the student throughout the learning process. In addition, the calendar includes telepresence sessions, in which the teacher can interact with the student, solving their concerns, always showing the best way to advance in the complex world of crime investigation. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
Spanish
Online
 

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