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Justice Administration and Crime Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Bellevue, NE, United States
Whether you are a criminal justice professional working in law enforcement, corrections, the courts, or a related field, or just beginning your career, the  Justice Administration and Crime Management program at Bellevue University is designed to develop the skills and knowledge needed to help criminal justice professionals advance into leadership roles. 
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From the viewpoint of social justice and the management of crime in society, the Justice Administration and Crime Management program at Bellevue University explores the federal, state, and local criminal justice operations, with focus on the extent, causes, and control of crime that exists in our communities.

Throughout Bellevue University’s in-class or online Master's Degree in Justice Administration and Crime Management, you will develop or enhance your technical and cognitive writing and communication skills relevant to the operations of criminal justice agencies. 

In the cohort degree format, you'll have many opportunities to engage with peers with similar goals and faculty with real-world experience. Together you will reflect upon evidence-based criminological research and career-relevant applications such as:

  • Ethical decision making and critical thinking
  • Criminal justice policy and operations
  • Criminal investigations and case management
  • Crime analysis and analysis of forensic data
  • Organizational efficiency and effectiveness

Program Outcomes

After successful completion of the Master's Degree in Justice Administration and Crime Management, you will be able to do the following:

  • Assess criminological trends throughout various criminal justice professions
  • Formulate criminological policy obtained through interdisciplinary research
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of crime analysis and investigation
  • Judge the value of contemporary and classical theories of criminal behavior
  • Develop budgets and other planning documents

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Criminal Law
  • Forensics
  • Criminal Behavior Analysis
  • Research Methods and Statistical Applications
  • Crime Analysis and Case Management
  • Advanced Crime Analysis
  • Planning, Budgeting, and Resource Management 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Completed Application Form
  • Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • An official evaluation of foreign credentials
  • Verification of funds to show sufficient funds to study in the United States

Tuition Fee

  • International

    585 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 585 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    585 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 585 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bellevue

  • 1018 - 1570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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