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Masters Degree In Criminal Justice Coursework

The Global Campus, founded in 2007, is CSU's online institution, catering to working adults and other nontraditional learners. The school serves more than 12,000 students, and its tuition ranks among the most affordable in the country. CSU also boasts no out-of-state fees. The global campus provides many services, including one-to-one tutoring, a center dedicated to helping students improve their research and writing skills, a 24/7 technical assistance program, and many different student organizations to help online learners feel engaged.

The school's online master's in criminal justice and law enforcement administration is tailored to learners who currently or have previously worked in a position related to criminal justice and have some foundational knowledge. Students can choose from 15 different specializations, including international management, organizational leadership, strategic innovation, and change management. The curriculum emphasizes theories and best practices for management in a range of criminal justice areas, from law enforcement to fraud protection. Students also gain general knowledge in organizational decision making, professional ethics, and the impact of crime on society, learning to combine theories and research in accordance to criminal justice policy analysis and recommendations.

The degree requires 36 credits of courses, with a capstone experience and an optional criminal justice internship. The capstone course integrates research with overall program learning, which students apply toward social intervention or criminal justice policy. The internship experience is optional for students who currently work in a criminal justice setting. Students perform supervised work and keep a journal of their experiences, observing professional practices and their own growth in a professional environment.

Program Overview
Program Name: Master’s in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration
Available concentrations: Organizational leadership and change management, accounting, applied business management, finance, business intelligence, fraud management, healthcare administration, human resource management, human resource performance, information technology, international management, organizational learning and performance, project management, strategic innovation and change management
Accrediting body: HLC
Tuition: $500/credit

Format: Online
Instruction style: Asynchronous

Program Requirements
Prerequisites: Foundational knowledge of criminal justice, through past or current experience in the field
Credit requirements: 36, 39 for students admitted with a GPA below 3.0
Field education requirements: Criminal justice internship

Program Length
Program start dates: Fall - July 17, August 14, September 11 ; Winter - November 13, December 11, January 15 ; March 19, April 16, May 14

Admission Requirements
Application deadline: Fall - July 7, August 4, September 1 ; Winter - November 2, December 1, January 5 ; Spring - March 9, April 6, May 4
GPA: 3.0 preferred
Standardized tests: SmartMeasure assessment
Work experience: Experience working in a criminal justice position

Department phone: (800) 920-6723
Department email: admissions@CSUGlobal.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook, Twitter

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