Program Overview

Tiffin University offers the Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree with a specialization in Crime Behavior for professionals that are interested in the studies of law enforcement and justice and develop an understanding of societal goals of justice by studying the principles and procedures relating to understanding the psychological and sociological causes of crime. Students will study the causes of crime and learn about techniques and practices in crisis intervention, counseling, psychopathy and psychological analysis, personality assessments, and research methods.

Students will focus on sociology and other social studies and their application in analysis of criminal behavior. Those classes include contemporary criminal justice issues and trends, statistical applications in criminal justice, introduction to forensic psychology, research design and analysis, legal and ethical issues in criminal justice, criminogenic psychopathology, mental health law, drug abuse and society, psychological assessment theory and practice, cultural competence in professional practice, and several professional seminars in criminal justice.  

By completing the program, students will have demonstrated their professional qualifications in the studies of criminal justice and sociological topics related to the application and studies of justice. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to explain concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and trends in criminal justice, to demonstrate the ability to apply legal and ethical principles to the criminal justice system, to describe the structure, function, and interaction of key institutions in criminal justice, to discuss the patterns, typologies, and root causes of crime, and to apply criminal justice concepts, processes, and practices to social justice and social change.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Tiffin University was established in 1888 and has nurtured a student-centered setting and a strong sense of real community for our students, faculty and staff. TU has successfully transitioned from traditional seated students to a mixture of seated and online students, from across the country and around the world. Tiffin University provides a personal and practical education for motivated students who want real-world experience and results.

    Tiffin University awards associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, many of which can be earned completely online.


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