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Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Program Description

 

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree prepares students for entry and advancement in a criminal justice related career. The field of Criminal Justice centers on the control of criminal behavior in the maintenance of public order. It includes the primary functions of law enforcement, prosecution, trial, corrections, juvenile offenders, handling evidence, crime scene investigation, and associated responsibilities. In addition, it covers the secure management, safe keeping, and control of inmates committed to jail or prison custody, which must be performed in a humane manner in compliance with the constitutional standards.

 

Students will gain advanced knowledge of the justice system and law enforcement processes, from police patrol procedures, courts, terrorism, forensic science, correctional facilities, and probation and parole systems.

 

Students who earn a Master of Science in Criminal Justice typically pursue these careers:

 

  • Detective
  • Manager of Corrections Officer
  • Police Management
  • Criminal Justice Teacher
  • Federal Law Enforcement Agent

 

Program Objectives

Graduates of this program are prepared to provide leadership in agencies and institutions of the criminal justice system. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills needed to:

Evaluate the scientific study of crime, criminals, the law-making process, the criminal justice system, and the treatment of offenders.

Utilize critical thinking, analytical, and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems.

Implement innovative solutions for law enforcement, criminal investigation, and management and administration of criminal justice related activities.

Advance in administrative and managerial positions in the criminal justice industry or related fields.

Apply advanced research in the collection, analysis, and reporting of criminal justice related information and empirical data.

Understand ethical practices as they apply in fields of criminal justice.

Identify and implement solutions to issues confronting practitioners in areas of criminal justice.

Apply now or contact Admissions at 213-252-5100 or admissions@alu.edu.

 

Program Plan for Master of Science in Criminal Justice

SemesterCourse #Course NameCredit HoursPrereq.Core/ MajorGeneral EducationReq. Elective
1ORT100Orientation0000
CJS505Law Enforcement Ethics3300
CJS510Criminal Procedure3300
CJS520Criminology3300
CJS530Law Enforcement Mgmt.3300
Semester Credit Hours121200
2RES500Research Methods3030
CJSElective3300
CJSElective (500)3300
CJSElective (500)3300
Semester Credit Hours12930
3CJSElective3300
CJSElective3300
CJSElective3300
CJS799Graduate Capstone3300
Semester Credit Hours121200
Total for Semesters 1-3363330

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