Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership and Reform in Justice Systems


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Are you passionate about freedom and justice? Perhaps you are a police officer or federal agent who is dedicated to protecting the safety of our nation’s civilians and enforcing the law of our country. You’re probably someone who understands the complexities of our criminal justice system, and you want to be involved in making it as effective and just as possible.

You may also be the type of person who wants to defend justice and create better policies. If so, Liberty University’s criminal justice master’s program can help equip you with the tools you need to pursue this calling.

Whether you are just starting out in your criminal justice career, or are seeking a promotion, Liberty University’s criminal justice master’s degree can help prepare you to reach your future goals. Aspiring postsecondary instructors and prospective or current civil servants alike can thrive in our master’s in criminal justice online degree program. 

Our online criminal justice master’s degree offers academically rich course content, providing you with a thorough knowledge of the criminal justice system. You can also learn about the integration of ethics, criminal justice, and management with biblical principles to set a firm Christian foundation of knowledge within our master’s in criminal justice online. 

Liberty’s master’s in criminal justice can also help provide you with the specific training you need to pursue your particular area of interest in criminal justice. From forensics to cybercrime investigation to homeland security to policy and administration, there are many ways for you to contribute to the criminal justice system in your career.

We want to help prepare you for the specific calling on your life. With so many career options available within the field of criminal justice, now is the time to make your dreams a reality by pursuing a master’s degree in criminal justice. 

At Liberty University, our goal is to partner with you so that you are able to take the next steps in your criminal justice career. Our online degrees in criminal justice can extend your training further than basic law enforcement classes. Through our online master’s degrees in criminal justice, we offer specialized degree tracks that allow you to focus on the area of the criminal justice field where your passions lie.

Liberty’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice offers courses that cover many essential topics in crisis intervention, psychology, and the legal system, and the rehabilitation of offenders. You can also choose courses that can help you understand important principles in law enforcement and the security of our nation.

Depending on the specialization you choose, you can study the organization and administration of security departments as well as relevant legal issues. You could also gain expertise in public policy analysis, politics, and communication and conflict.

All students in our online master’s degree in criminal justice will study:

  • Current issues impacting criminal justice
  • Ethical leadership principles from a Christian worldview perspective
  • Principles of human resource management in criminal justice
  • Research trends of the National Institute of Justice
  • The competing roles of law enforcement, courts, prosecution, and defense counsel in the pursuit of justice
  • The interdependency of organizations and agencies in the criminal justice system
  • Theoretical and practical management perspectives embraced by the American criminal justice system

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

  • Corrections officer
  • Homeland security analyst
  • Police administrator
  • Probation or parole officer/manager
  • Social services worker
  • State or local law enforcement officer

Customize your criminal justice master’s degree with one of these specializations:

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.