Nova Southeastern University

Program Overview

Nova Southeastern University, primarily located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers a Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program.

The M.S. in Criminal Justice provides students and professionals the training of essential concepts within the law enforcement field. Individuals will learn the advanced curriculum through an interdisciplinary focus of a broad range of courses. The program allows students to specialize in a particular concentration of law enforcement by offering several tracks within the master’s program. Students must choose one of the 12 tracks listed below and complete 15 credits within the track:

  • Legal Perspective in Criminal Justice
  • Behavioral Science
  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Substance Abuse
  • Strategic Community Planning
  • Information Systems
  • Conflict & Crisis Management
  • Child Protection and Juvenile Justice
  • Information Security
  • Investigative Forensic Technology
  • Emergency Preparedness Leadership

Graduates of the program will be able to contribute an essential expertise to many careers that require core knowledge combined with professional experience. Graduates may enter or excel in careers such as: Police Officer, Sheriff, Trooper/Highway Patrol Officer, Game Warden, Detective, Animal Cruelty Investigator, FBI Special Agent, Secret Service Special Agent, Federal Air Marshal, Correctional Officer, Parole Officer, Legal Assistant or Legal Researcher, Bail Enforcement Agent or Community Liaison Officer.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Nova Southeastern University may have started as a small independent not-for-profit university when it first educated its first students in 1964, however this Ft. Lauderdale campus followed the lead of many growing movements from the sixties and quickly expanded into a modern global facility promoting distance learning by 1972. Today, NSU hosts field-based programs in more than twenty states, as well as internationally.

    Nova Southeastern University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees. Nova Southeastern University offers a large number of online degree programs to accommodate a wide range of students. Students can choose from online undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees. Online classes at Nova Southeastern University occur in both synchronous and asynchronous formats to best facilitate an interactive environment between students and faculty.

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