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

Program Details

Walden University offers a Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree. Students pursuing this degree program will study a unique blend of criminal behavior theory along with technology, homeland security, and management skills applicable to the challenges facing the law enforcement community. You will evaluate the root causes of crime and their impact on criminal justice practices and procedures and analyze how law enforcement, courts, and corrections function and interact at the local, state, and federal levels.

Today’s legal decisions directly influence the creation of public policy. This intricate relationship provides the basis for the specialization in Law & Public Policy. Examine the vital legal knowledge available to public policy practitioners as you explore legal concepts, cases, and current trends in law and policy.


  • 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