Financial Aid Office
Student Accounts Office
Military Affairs Office
Next Acceptance Deadline
View All Deadlines
Admission Requirements | Program Format | Degree Requirements | Potential Careers
Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Public Administration degree program is designed to help you build strong leadership and management skills to lead a successful career in the Criminal Justice System. Our online Master's program is structured to give you a well-rounded education so you can enter your career with confidence. If you are already established in a criminal justice role and want to move up to a management role, the online MS in Criminal Justice – Public Administration will give you the skill set and credential you need. You will learn from our experienced instructors and study graduate-level criminal justice foundational courses, explore topics in criminal justice ethics, and develop critical leadership techniques so you will be prepared to take on the challenges of the Criminal Justice System.
Liberty University is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation and the largest university in Virginia. While you are a student in the online Masters of Criminal Justice degree program, you will get access to an abundance of resources that we offer as an established university with a brick-and-mortar campus. Our professors have years of experience in the field and are dedicated to helping you succeed in your career. As you dig deep into criminal justice studies, your professors will give you valuable insights into the workings of the Criminal Justice System. As an online student at Liberty University, you will become a part of a growing community of Christian professionals and develop important connections for your career.
The 100% online format allows you to get a quality education while still being connected with your career, family, church, and community. You can continue your current responsibilities and passions while working towards future career advancement with our online Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Public Administration. With the online program’s optional thesis, you can demonstrate your expertise in a practical research project with a real-world, problem-solving emphasis, or you can choose to broaden your topics of study with two additional electives. The flexibility of the online Masters in Criminal Justice – Public Administration makes it a valuable asset for students entering or wanting to progress in the criminal justice field.
Our online Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Public Administration degree is designed to prepare you for the various situations you will face in the criminal justice field. You will gain a full understanding of the discipline of public administration and the major theories and practices that lead to effective leadership in public service roles. Topics such as the politics of government bureaucracy, managing, and leading public organizations, and the core functions of government administration will be thoroughly discussed to ensure you have a strong understanding of how the theory is put into practice.
You will learn what it means to become an effective community leader, who supports local economic growth, and you will examine various worldviews that affect America’s public policy system and how they created the society we live in today. The online Masters in Criminal Justice – Public Administration degree program also focuses on giving you strong conflict communication roles to handle situations seen both in the field and in the workplace. You will also have the choice to complete a practical thesis project that will demonstrate your expertise and prepare you to potentially pursue doctoral studies, or you can choose two additional electives to broaden your experience. The broad selection of essential skills taught in the online MS in Criminal Justice – Public Administration will ensure that you are prepared to branch out into an administrative role or start a career in criminal justice.
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: