Master of Criminal Justice
National University

Program Details

The online Master of Criminal Justice degree program from National University is designed to integrate theory with practice to prepare students for today's complex criminal justice issues and demanding careers in local, state, and federal law enforcement management, correctional administration, and security administration. The curriculum covers:

  • Managerial practices that have shaped the criminal justice professions
  • Court decisions involving police or criminal justice agencies in terms of criminal sanctions
  • Issues of police morale, motivation, retention, selection, and recruitment
  • Consequences of unethical conduct by police officers
  • Comparing the American justice system with other criminal justice systems
  • Disciplinary, theoretical, criminological, and philosophical foundations in the management of criminal justice


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university where an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better was achieved, or where a grade point average of 2.75 or higher was achieved in the last 90 quarter units
  • Students with a grade point average of 2.0 to 2.49 may be admitted to the University if they have a satisfactory score on one of the following tests: GMAT, GRE, Miller Analogies Test, or an approved, standardized program-specific exam
  • Students with an undergraduate grade point average of 2.0 to 2.49 may be accepted to National University on a probationary status (instead of taking the above tests)
  • Preliminary documentation of prior education must be presented at required interview with an admissions advisor

School Accreditation Statement

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission