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MS in Criminal Justice

Explore the causes and impact of crime by studying criminal behavior theory.

Criminal justice professionals must be equipped with leading-edge skills as they address today's increasingly complex criminal justice issues.

In Walden's MS in Criminal Justice program, you will:

  • Analyze how law enforcement, courts, and corrections function at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Study technology, homeland security, and management practices that you can apply immediately to help advance your career.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: August 28, 2017
Transfer Credits: Up to 23 credits

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Gain the skills needed to confront and manage teams and victims in times of crisis.

Study the techniques for managing public and nonprofit entities in international settings.

Gain an understanding of the foundations for evaluating and creative protective measures and policies.

Explore current trends in law and policy, ethics and social justice, and controversies in criminal justice.

In this specialization, you will examine strategies for building and assessing policy objectives.

Learn how to manage unexpected change in public organizations, and how to lead, motivate, and inspire people within organizations.

Design your own specialization to match your career goals, by choosing courses from a variety of specializations.

Explore how terrorism policies are drafted and enforced and how ethical issues related to human rights are treated.

In this program, you will gain broad exposure to the field of criminal justice. Study the latest theories and explore today’s increasingly sophisticated criminal justice issues. This program can help teach you a unique blend of technology, homeland security, and management skills that you can apply immediately on the job or use to advance your career.

A few of the core courses you will take include:

  • The Nature of Crime and Criminology
  • Ethics and Social Justice
  • Technological Solutions and 21st-Century Crime
  • Special Populations

More about our MS in Criminal Justice program

Depending on your specialization, you will be prepared for a variety of career options in areas like law enforcement, courts, corrections, and probations. Possible job titles include:*

  • Border patrol agent
  • Customs agent
  • Deputy sheriff
  • Detective
  • Gang crimes investigator
  • Narcotics officer
  • Private investigator

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into this program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 8552035779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.

Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855-203-5779.

Why earn your MS in Criminal Justice at Walden?

Seth Barnett

"Walden is a unique platform of education. They have mastered the art of nontraditional education."

Seth Barnett | Master of Public Administration (MPA) Graduate