Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Public Administration

Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Public Administration

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The Master of Science in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare students for a career in the criminal justice system as a leader and decision-maker.

Ethical criminal justice leadership is critical to the integrity, effectiveness and public trust of the criminal justice system nationwide.  The goal of the Helms School of Government’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is to train present and future leaders in the field of criminal justice who will bring a solid Christian worldview to the development and execution of criminal justice policy, and the leadership and management of criminal justice organizations. Combining strong master’s level foundational courses, ethics, and leadership education, students will prepare to take on the challenges of the criminal justice system.

Quick Facts

Program Delivery Format

Credit Hours

  • 36 total credit hours
  • 18 hours of criminal justice content and a 12-hour specialization in public administration
  • Up to 12 credit hours can be transferred in

Potential Career Fields

  • Elected Official
  • Homeland Security
  • Police Administration
  • Urban and Social Policy
  • Social Services
  • Sustainable Resource Development Management

Other Degree Options


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