Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies / Forensic Linguistics
California University of Pennsylvania

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies with a concentration in Forensic Linguistics program prepares students for real-world situations involving criminal investigative analysis, equivocal death analysis, and geographical crime analysis.  Students will build a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge and research skills while learning to examine and assess threatening communications, fraudulent documents, and other writings associated with serious criminal, civil, and national security matters.  You will learn about language structure, author profiling and threat assessment, sociolinguistics, and legal and ethical issues to help solve crimes and build legal cases.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (conditional status may be granted)
  • Official transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education