18 months
615 USD/credit
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The Criminal Justice - Public Administration degree program from Liberty University is designed to help you build strong leadership and management skills to have a successful career in the criminal justice system.

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The Criminal Justice - Public Administration  degree program from Liberty University  is structured to give you a well-rounded education so you can enter your career with confidence. If you are already established in a criminal justice role and want to move up to a management role, the online M.S. in Criminal Justice – Public Administration can give you the skill set and credentials you need.

You will learn from our experienced instructors and study graduate-level criminal justice foundational courses, explore topics in criminal justice ethics, and develop critical leadership techniques so you can be prepared to take on the challenges of the criminal justice system.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Public Administration Online Program?

Liberty University is one of the largest private, nonprofit universities in the nation and the largest university in Virginia. While you are a student in the online Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program, you will have access to an abundance of resources that we can offer as an established university with a brick-and-mortar campus.

Our professors have years of experience in the criminal justice field and are dedicated to helping you succeed in your career. As you dig deep into your criminal justice studies, your professors will give you valuable insights into the workings of the criminal justice system. As an online student at Liberty University, you can become a part of a growing community of Christian professionals and develop important connections for your career.

The 100% online format of this degree allows you to get a quality education while still being connected with your career, family, and community. You can continue your current responsibilities and passions while working towards future career advancement with our online Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Public Administration. With the online program’s optional thesis, you can demonstrate your expertise in a practical research project with a real-world, problem-solving emphasis, or you can choose to broaden your topics of study with 2 additional electives. The flexibility of the online criminal justice master’s degree makes it a valuable asset for students entering or wanting to progress in the criminal justice field.

Potential Career Options for Graduates of the Online M.S. in Criminal Justice – Public Administration Degree Program

  • Elected official
  • Homeland Security
  • Police administration
  • Urban and social policy
  • Social services
  • Sustainable resource development management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication and Conflict
  • Fundamentals of Public Administration
  • Politics, Strategies, and Initiatives of Community Economic Development
  • Public Policy Analysis

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    615 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 615 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    615 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 615 USD per credit and a duration of 18 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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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