The Criminal Justice program from Anderson University (South Carolina) is a “hybrid.” You will take online coursework as well as spend two days each month meeting at the Anderson University Center of Excellence, which also houses the Anderson County Emergency Operations Center. You will take nine, four-credit courses (36 credit hours) over 20 months: two classes per spring and fall semester and one class during summer session.
All your coursework is focused on best practices and will have a direct, practical application in your day-to-day work and career aspirations. You will study:
- The latest research methods
- The role of law enforcement within the broader criminal justice system
- The roles and responsibilities of executive-level leaders
- How to navigate today’s diverse workplace
- Strategic and tactical planning that can be applied to actual challenges you face on a daily basis
- How to respond to the unique responsibilities law enforcement officials face from the news media
You can put your Master of Criminal Justice degree to use in a number of jobs: assistant chief or chief of police, manager in a state or federal law enforcement agency, a leadership position at a corrections facility or probation/parole office, or in private security. Some participants intend to seek election as sheriff. Others anticipate a post-retirement career as a criminal justice instructor or consultant.
- The Role of the Chief Executive
- The Dynamics of Administration
- Crime, Law & the Legal System
- The Media & Political Survival
- Applied Research Methods
- Criminal Justice Policy Analysis
- 20 months
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- Baccalaureate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher learning
- Cumulative college GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- Submit a written nomination by a supervising employer or senior-level executive in the organization where the applicant is working
- Provide a resume and goals statement detailing one’s professional aspirations
- Currently work in a sworn, certified, or professional position in criminal justice, preferably in an upper- or middle-management position
- Minimum of five years of experience working in the criminal justice field
- TOEFL scores if English is not the student’s first language, and proof of current Visa for International Students
To enroll in the Master of Criminal Justice program, you must have at least five years of law enforcement experience.
International10152 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 470 USD per credit during 20 months.
National10152 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 470 USD per credit during 20 months.
Living costs for Anderson
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