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Criminal Justice - Master of Science

MS degrees offered in Traditional and Evening formats

Earn your accelerated Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Lindenwood University!

Today, more than ever, there is a need for administrators and leaders in the criminal justice profession practically and academically prepared to lead. With a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration, you are prepared to assume the leadership role in many criminal justice agencies.

About Accelerated Graduate Criminal Justice Program at Lindenwood University

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration (MSCJA) enhances the knowledge of practicing professionals who want to expand their skills in criminal justice administration. This degree is also perfect for scholar-practitioners in any field with a desire to combine existing knowledge and experience from other disciplines with criminal justice to pursue one of many careers in the criminal justice system. The accelerated curriculum integrates criminal law and theory, leadership development, global awareness, and organizational change. These foundational concepts prepare graduates for leadership roles in organizations related to the criminal justice profession and beyond.

The Accelerated Criminal Justice program is a great fit for degreed professionals like you. The structure of the program contributes to the balancing of your work and home lives while pursuing your degree. For more information on the Accelerated Criminal Justice Program at Lindenwood University, please see the catalog.

Lindenwood University Accelerated Criminal Justice Program Faculty

Dr. Donna Bradley is the graduate criminal justice program director and leads the program. Dr. Bradley and the rest of the criminal justice faculty are professionals with extensive experience in the industry. The faculty and instructors in the Accelerated Criminal Justice Program at Lindenwood University possess real world, professional experience within the criminal justice system. Every instructor’s primary goal is to share valuable, practical knowledge gained through criminal justice careers while simultaneously connecting the theoretic and academic importance of each course. The program directors serve as academic advisors and mentors, helping to guide students to a career path that suits their interests. They are accessible and willing to help students achieve their goals.

Earning a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration at Lindenwood University

Earning a MS in Criminal Justice Administration at Lindenwood University requires 45 credit hours, which students can complete in twelve (12) to fifteen (15) months. The master’s degree in criminal justice administration enhances the knowledge of practicing professionals who want to expand their skills in criminal justice administration. This degree is also perfect for scholar-practitioners in any field with a desire to combine existing knowledge and experience from other disciplines with criminal justice to pursue one of many careers in the criminal justice system. The accelerated curriculum integrates criminal law and theory, leadership development, global awareness, and organizational change. These foundational concepts prepare graduates for leadership roles in organizations related to the criminal justice profession and beyond.

Successful completion of a graduate criminal justice administration capstone course correlates the concepts and theories learned throughout the degree program.

What can you do with a Graduate Degree in Criminal Justice Administration?

The criminal justice system is comprised of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, courts, and corrections organizations. In addition, there are criminal justice related agencies serving victims and offenders. The career possibilities are far too numerous to list; however, for some examples of careers within which your Master’s degree in criminal justice administration allows you to promote, see https://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major/criminal-justice/.

Contact the Lindenwood University School of Accelerated Degree Programs Graduate Criminal Justice Program

For more information about earning a MSCJA at the Lindenwood University School of Accelerated Degree Programs, call Graduate Criminal Justice Program Director Dr. Donna Bradley at 618-239-6346 or e-mail at dbradley@lindenwood.edu.

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