Lewis’ online MS in Criminal Justice will instill in you the knowledge and skills needed to critically analyze and ethically address the complex issues in contemporary society.The criminal and social justice field is in need of individuals with the passion to lead and join the next generation of professionals to defend against injustices. Get Online Degree in Master of Science in Criminal Justice by Lewis University.
- 100% online format
- Complete within 2 years
- Prestigious alumni community
- Networking opportunities
- Apply organizational and management theory to effectively manage personnel and efficiently allocate resources in the delivery of criminal justice services.
- Recognize the preeminence of social justice, the responsibility for safeguarding human rights, and personal stewardship of social justice in all professional endeavors
- Demonstrate the ability to think critically, work collaboratively and apply creative solutions relating to issues about crime and justice in contemporary society
- Recognize how professional and ethical thinking are essential to building both a successful career and elevating the stature of criminal justice as a profession
Core Courses (24 credits)
- Criminal Justice Administration and Management
- Fiscal Management – Criminal Justice Agencies
- Research Methods I
- Research Methods II
- Fair Practices – Labor Relations in the Public Sector
- Criminal Procedure
- Criminal Law
Electives (12 credit hours)
- Family Violence
- White Collar Crime
- Homeland Security/Defense
- Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation
- Ethics and Integrity
- Comparative Justice Systems
- Issues of Juvenile Crime
Applicants for the Master’s in Criminal Justice online must meet the following admissions requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with:
- A major in a social or behavioral science, OR
- Be currently serving as a criminal justice practitioner, OR
- If the bachelor’s degree is not social or behavioral science related, and if not currently serving as a criminal justice practitioner, successfully complete two criminal justice courses selected by the program director with a grade of “B” or better prior to admission as a degree candidate.
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. In some cases, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional basis.