M.S. in Criminal Justice
The M.S. in Criminal Justice trains individuals through an interdisciplinary focus in an online environment. The program prepares students through the core curriculum and allows for specialty training through various tracks.
This facilitates choice for students and fosters the development of specialized expertise. Students will complete the thirty-six hour program that includes core courses, specialty track, and electives.
This program is designed for individuals looking for careers in or as:
- Police Officer
- County Sheriff / Deputy Sheriff
- State Trooper / Highway Patrol Officer
- Game Warden / Conservation Officer
- Canine Officer / K9 Handler
- Animal Cruelty Investigator
- Park Ranger
- FBI Special Agent
- DEA Agent
- Secret Service Special Agent
- ICE Special Agent
- Federal Air Marshal
- Correctional Officer
- Correctional Counselor
- Parole Officer
- Legal Assistant or Legal Researcher
- Pre-trial Officer
- Loss Prevention Officer - Loss Prevention Manager
- Bounty Hunter - Bail Enforcement Agent
- Public Safety Officer
- Community Liaison Officer
To see a complete list of possible career options, click here.
The master's program is offered entirely online. The online format allows for students to participate in courses from anywhere in the world where internet access is available. In addition, it allows for the flexibility of completing your master's degree without interrupting your career.
Master's students are provided NSU computer accounts including email and Blackboard, but must obtain their own Internet service providers, use their own computer systems and have a usable web camera. Online students use the web to access course materials, announcements, email, distance library services, subscription library databases, and other information, and for interaction with faculty and fellow students. Online, interactive learning methods are based on the use of Blackboard as a course management system. Online activities facilitate frequent student-to-faculty and student-to-student interaction. They are supported by threaded discussion boards, white boards, chat rooms, email, and multimedia presentations. In addition, Blackboard enables students to submit assignments online in multimedia formats and to receive their professors' reviews of assignments online in the same formats.