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Master of Science in Criminal Justice
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.
Must have a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or an equivalent degree from a recognized foreign college or university
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Not authorized for residents of Arkansas, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Wisconsin, Washington DC.
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