Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Nova Southeastern University

Program Details

The online MS in Criminal Justice degree program from Nova Southeastern University prepares students for a wide range of careers in the criminal justice field, including police officer, detective, park ranger, FBI special agent, ICE special agent, parole officer, bounty hunter, and more. This program offers the following concentrations to suit students' personal interests and professional goals:

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


  • Bachelor's degree
  • A grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher in last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework or a master's degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Two letters of recommendation from current professors, employers, supervisors, or similar people most familiar with the applicant's professional experience
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Personal statement of between 150 and 300 words indicating the applicant's goals in pursuing a Master of Science in Criminal Justice

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges