M.A. Criminal Justice
Where this degree can take you:
- Management roles within criminal justice field
- Teaching at community college level
- Preparation for doctoral programs
To start, you need:
- A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or social science
- Background in criminal justice (not required, but desired)
- Desire to further your professional career
Begin your Online Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program:
- Next term
Finishing will take:
- 45 credits
- A master’s thesis, professional project, or comprehensive exams
Where you will take classes:
- Online/distance fall, winter, spring
Technology you will need:
- Computer with internet connection
- Video conferencing capability (e.g., Skype)
What you will learn:
This degree will teach students how to conduct social science research and learn how to apply these methods toward solving the actual problems encountered in the administration of justice.
- Analyze the organizational structures and management challenges that define the field of criminal justice.
- Use methods of social science research to investigate problems and questions in the field of criminal justice.
- Apply theory-to-practice within the criminal justice environment.