Master of Science in Criminal Justice / Law & Public Policy
Walden University

Program Details

Walden University offers a Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law & Public Policy, an online law degree.  Students completing this online criminal justice masters program study how modern legal decisions directly influence the creation of public policy.  Coursework covers legal knowledge available to public policy practitioners along with legal concepts, cases, and trends in law and policy.  

Along with the legal aspects this concentration focuses on, you will also study the broader field of criminal justice.  The curriculum blends criminal behavior theory with technology, homeland security, and management skills applicable to challenges facing law enforcement.  Students examine the root causes of crime along with their impact on criminal justice practice and procedures while learning to analyze how law enforcement, courts, and corrections function and interact at all levels.


  • Approved bachelor's degree or higher
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher in bachelor's coursework (4.0 scale)
  • Official transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island