Master of Science in Human Services / Criminal Justice
Walden University

Program Details

The Master of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Criminal Justice is an online human services degree from Walden University.  This online criminal justice degree combines the criminal justice and human services fields, exploring both traditional and contemporary intervention and rehabilitation approaches for offenders and their victims.  Courses further explain how this knowledge can help identify key challenges facing the modern criminal justice system and what human services professionals can do to help address these problems.  Students will be prepared to lead programs and handle policy and planning for settings that include:

  • Prisons
  • Probation and Parole
  • Bureau of Prisons
  • Department of Justice
  • Halfway and Rehabilitation

Students in this master’s program at Walden will also complete courses in the broader field of human and social services.  This degree focuses on building your effectiveness and professional skills in your chosen area of practice within a global context. As a student of the program, you will develop a holistic, interprofessional perspective that better equips you to help individuals, families, and organizations navigate social services in your community.

The program is not designed to lead to professional licensure.

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Restricted States

Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota