Master Online

Criminal Justice

Johnson & Wales University

24 months
786 USD/credit 23580 USD/year
786 USD/credit 23580 USD/year
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The Criminal Justice program of Johnson & Wales University provides an in-depth study of effective criminal justice practices and public administration methodologies—and delivers a targeted knowledge of logistics strategy, operations management, and systems analysis.


This body of knowledge will serve as a benchmark for achievements and a common roadmap for continuous improvement and workforce development.

Developed in partnership with successful industry experts, the Criminal Justice program of Johnson & Wales University prepares students to be strategic and creative problem-solvers in today’s evolving law enforcement landscape. This criminal justice master's program is designed to boost current law enforcement practitioners to new heights and prepare them for various management and leadership roles within the industry.

What you'll learn

Upon completion of this program, graduates are expected to: 

  • Critically analyze and use knowledge of academic theory, legal issues and/or regulations to inform ethical practice and policy formation within public and third sector organizations/agencies.
  • Manage and apply effective standards of public and third sector governance within organizational structures.
  • Assess and effectively manage sector-specific functions, programs and resources.
  • Advance professional communication, public outreach, and responsiveness standards in a manner that promotes accountability, inclusion, and other public service values.
  • Utilize team leadership skills that include collaboration, problem solving, ethical awareness and appreciation of diversity to address problems faced by CJ agencies.

Why earn your online Master of Public Administration - Criminal Justice with JWU?

  • Complete coursework and assignments at your own pace through our convenient online format
  • Learn from faculty with years of experience in the criminal justice field, who can help inform your career
  • Participate in experiential learning assignments, designed to prepare you for advanced-level positions with public and private organizations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Policy and Governance
  • Public Personnel Administration
  • Advanced Administration of Criminal Justice
  • Advanced Legal Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile Justice Issues

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit Your Free Application
  • Upon application, your dedicated online admissions associate will send you an electronic Transcript Request Form(s) via Docusign to sign, which will allow JWU to request your transcript(s) on your behalf. (If your school requires additional information to process the request, you will be notified by the admissions team.) JWU must receive transcripts, diplomas, and/or certifications from all postsecondary schools, so you may receive more than one Docusign request to complete
  • Applicants must submit two recommendations
  • You can complete your statement of purpose completely online

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 786 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    23580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 786 USD per credit during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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