Master of Science in Nursing & Master of Science in Criminal Justice (Dual Degree)
Xavier University

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Nursing & Master of Science in Criminal Justice is a dual degree program that allows students to earn both the nursing and criminal justice master’s degrees, preparing them to function in both non-traditional roles within criminal justice and in health care.  Students will learn to design complex health care delivery services that respond to changes in policies, bioterrorism, and disasters in a program that prepares nursing graduate students for various clinical roles such as sexual assault nurse examiners, forensic psychiatric nurses, legal nurse consultants, or nurse coroners.  The curriculum focuses on three major themes: critical systematic inquiry, professional and personal development, and management of information and resources in the health care environment; courses consist of nursing core courses, criminal justice and forensic courses, and courses that synthesize and apply skills.  You can choose to take the criminal justice and forensic track which emphasizes the preparation of students for roles in the criminal justice system or nursing forensics.

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100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Xavier University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • An unencumbered United States nursing license
  • Nursing experience

Restricted States

Tennessee, Utah, Washington, International, Kentucky