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Answer Your Calling to be a Protector of the People by Earning a Master’s in Criminal Justice Degree Online!

Liberty’s Master’s in Criminal Justice degree online 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 Master’s in 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 Master’s in Criminal Justice degree online.


Why Choose Our Master’s in 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 online Master’s in Criminal Justice degree program. Liberty professors teaching the classes within the Master’s in Criminal Justice degree online program 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. With the real-world insight and advanced training you gain in our Master’s in Criminal Justice Degree Program, you can prepare for a successful, rewarding career!

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Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Master’s in Criminal Justice Online Specializations

Customize your degree with one of these specializations:

Forensic Psychology

General

Homeland Security

Public Administration

Highlights of Our Master’s in Criminal Justice Online

  • By earning your Master’s in Criminal Justice degree online from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.

  • Tuition for our Master’s in Criminal Justice degree online has not increased in three straight years. While many other colleges offering Criminal Justice degrees online have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • You will have access to a plethora of online resources through Liberty University’s library portal throughout their pursuit of obtaining a Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree online.
  • Finish your Master’s in Criminal Justice degree online in under two years!
  • Able to personalize your degree to fit your schedule and needs best.

Potential Career Options in Criminal Justice

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:

  • Homeland Security

  • Police Administration

  • Social Services

  • Corrections Officer

  • State and Local Law Enforcement Officer

  • Probation and Parole Officer/ Manager

Master’s in Criminal Justice Online Degree Requirements and Information

  • Optional Thesis
  • This program falls under the Helms School of Government.

  • Review our Thesis Guide.
  • Review additional course guides for this program. (login required)
  • Download and review our general Degree Completion Plan for our Master’s in Criminal Justice. We offer four specializations, each with their own unique DCP.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Master’s in Criminal Justice Online Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
    • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice

 

A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts; if not available, submit a transcript request form.
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.