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Liberty’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree is great for students who want to advance in or begin a career in the criminal justice system. Aspiring post-secondary instructors and prospective or current civil servants will thrive in our Master’s in Criminal Justice online degree program. Our Criminal Justice degree online provides academically rich course content, training students with thorough knowledge of the criminal justice system and giving them the opportunity to develop original scholarship through the Thesis degree track. Students will learn about the integration of ethics, criminal justice, and management with biblical principles, to set a firm Christian foundation of knowledge within the Criminal Justice degree online.
The pursuit of becoming a leader in the Criminal Justice field can become a reality in less than two years for students completing our Master’s in Criminal Justice degree online. Liberty professors teaching the classes within the Criminal Justice degree online are professionals in their field who understand the critical components career civil servants need to be successful in the criminal justice system and are here to prepare you for your future career.
As the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation and the largest university in Virginia, Liberty University continually strives to uphold and surpass this honor through its academic advancements to promote student success. If you are looking for a university that extends training further than generic law enforcement classes, then Liberty University is your school! In our online degree in Criminal Justice, we offer three specialized degree tracks that allow you to focus on the particular portion of the criminal justice field where your passions lie.
For those who wish to explore the forensic side of the criminal justice field, Liberty’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree online, focusing on Forensic Psychology, provides you with courses that cover the areas of crisis intervention, psychology and the legal system, and rehabilitation of offenders in detail. If you are interested in Homeland Security, you will learn about the Homeland Security organization and administration, legal issues of the organization, and complete an exciting Homeland Security capstone. If Public Administration is your calling, Liberty’s Public Administration specialization in our Criminal Justice degree online will train you in public policy analysis, politics, and communication and conflict. Liberty offers all of these specializations to maximize your options.
The highlights of our Criminal Justice Master’s online degree include:
To create a well-rounded and rewarding educational experience while pursuing a Master’s in Criminal Justice online, Liberty University is continually seeking new advancements and methodologies to improve and promote successful career outcomes. As a result, you will benefit from:
Increased job opportunities in the vast field of criminal justice.
Experienced professors who have gained mastery of the content from first-hand experiences.
Transfer in up to 50% of your required classes from another accredited college.
Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
Entering into the field of criminal justice can bring about new and exciting career opportunities. If you so choose this career path, you have the potential to pursue careers in some of the following areas:
State and Local Law Enforcement Officer
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Liberty University’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Forensic Psychology, 100% online program, trains current and prospective criminal justice professionals in the application of psychological principles and practices to the administration of criminal justice.
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Liberty University’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice- General, 100% online program, is designed to provide you with the backbone of an excellent criminal justice program with the flexibility and freedom to select a large number of electives. With no specific cognate, you are able to mix and match, creating a personalized degree program that fits your passion.
Liberty University’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security, 100% online program, is designed to train criminal justice professionals for leadership roles in the administration and management of homeland security organizations and in the execution of homeland security responsibilities at all levels of government.
Liberty University’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Public Administration, 100% online program, is designed to train present and future leaders in the field of criminal justice in the development and execution of criminal justice policy, and the leadership and management of criminal justice organizations. You will combine strong master’s level foundational courses, ethics, and leadership education, and will be prepared to take on the challenges of the criminal justice system.