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MS in Criminal Justice

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

Why Choose Walden’s MS in Criminal Justice?

  • Earn your degree your way with our Course-based or Tempo Competency-based options.
  • Build vital skills that you can use immediately on the job with media-rich coursework that integrates current events through innovative technology.
  • Learn from leaders like Dr. Jessie Lee, former executive director at National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), with real-world professional experience in the criminal justice field.
  • Tailor your studies to your area of interest by choosing one of our specializations.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: February 24, 2020

Transfer Credits: Up to 24 credits

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Two Ways to Learn

Choose the learning path that fits your life and experience. Here are the two ways to earn your degree:

Two ways to learn
Course-Based LearningThe standard, guided pace to earn your degree. Tempo Competency-Based LearningThe flexible pace ideal for some students.
Time Structured schedule Flexible schedule
Pace Deadlines to make steady progress Set your own pace, and speed up or slow down when needed
Tuition Pay by the course All-you-can-learn subscription fee
Support Faculty guide you through your courses as you earn your degree Faculty support when you need it and a personal academic coach
Expert Walden Faculty
Payment Plans and Scholarships*
Accreditation
Specializations
Two ways to learn
Course-Based LearningThe standard, guided pace to earn your degree Tempo Competency-Based LearningThe flexible pace ideal for some students.
Time
Structured schedule Flexible Schedule
Pace
Deadlines to make steady progress Set your own pace, and speed up or slow down when needed
Tuition
Pay by the course All-you-can-learn subscription fee
Support
Faculty guide you through your courses as you earn your degree Faculty support when you need it and a personal academic coach
Expert Walden Faculty
Payment Plans and Scholarships*
Accreditation
Specializations
 

Tempo Learning

Public Management and Leadership

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

 

Course-based

Behavioral Sciences

Explore the various evolving theories and research that aim to answer the “why” behind criminal behavior.

 

Course-based

Cybercrimes

Learn how technology is used in the commission of various crimes such as cyberstalking, child sexual exploitation, and cyberbullying.

 

Course-based

Emergency Management

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

 

Course-based

General

Criminal innovations are constantly evolving—how can you keep pace and provide new solutions? Gain the knowledge and leadership clout you need to advance your career and the future of criminal justice.

 

Course-based

Homeland Security Policy and Coordination

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

 

Course-based

Law and Public Policy

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

 

Course-based

International/Global Criminal Justice Issues

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

 

Course-based

Public Management and Leadership

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

 

Course-based

Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace

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

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 specialist will help you gather all of the required materials, starting with your application and continuing all the way through your first day of classes.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment specialist today at 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

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