The online Master of Science in Legal Studies with a concentration in Criminal Justice builds an advanced understanding of the functions and processes of the justice system. Enrollees often are seeking increased earning potential, career advancement, or executive leadership roles. Core topics focus on financial investigations, criminal justice organization and management, justice studies, sexual assault investigations, and the law and police process. You can also choose electives that best meet your interests and goals, including courses in polygraph and lie detection, domestic extremism, and other specialized areas.
Participants of the program may partner with professors to produce a manuscript ready for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. A published article upon course completion can be an immediate CV booster. Alternatively, you may produce a white paper relevant to your current employment.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
California University of Pennsylvania is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s)