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M.S. in Criminal Justice

Program Details

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.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges