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Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

Program Details

The online MS in Criminal Justice Administration degree program from Columbia Southern University is designed to develop students' abilities to analyze, comprehend, and resolve complex issues that affect criminal justice, preparing them for careers as criminal investigators, special agents, private detectives, police identification and records officers, and more. Graduates are able to:

  • Evaluate criminal justice strategies, policies, and procedures to determine best practices
  • Explain how criminal justice theories and technologies impact the commission and solution of crime
  • Analyze research methodologies, training, and development techniques that result in effective management of criminal justice programs 
  • Examine causes, methods, and criminal justice agency counteractions to terrorism


  • Academic transcripts
  • Accredited baccalaureate degree from a post-secondary institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or equivalent

Accreditation & Licensing

Distance Education Accrediting Commission