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Criminal Justice, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Online
The Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) is designed to provide students with the required knowledge and competence for challenging and demanding careers in the fields of criminal justice administration and criminal justice research and development.

About

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the managerial practices that have shaped the criminal justice professions.
  • Analyze court decisions involving police or criminal justice agencies in terms of criminal sanctions.
  • Analyze issues of police morale, motivation, retention, selection and recruitment.
  • Evaluate and determine what should be the consequences of unethical conduct by police officers.
  • Evaluate and compare the American criminal justice system with other criminal justice systems.
  • Evaluate disciplinary, theoretical, criminological, and philosophical foundations in the management of criminal justice.
  • Develop oral, written, and technological communication for criminal justice professionals.
  • Utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills to identify quality scholarship and research in the field of criminal justice.

Accreditation

Affiliations and memberships that strengthen National University and its quality.

National University has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) since 1977, the same body which accredits all of the major universities and colleges in California, Hawaii, Guam and the Pacific Basin.

In addition to being accredited by WASC, National University also is:

  • Approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
  • Approved by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • A member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • A member of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS)
  • National University's English Language Programs are accredited by the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP)

Programme Structure

Core Requisite(s):

  • CJ Theory, Practice & Policy
  • Critical Issues in CJ
  • Legal Issues in CJ
  • Professional Ethics in CJ
  • Comparative CJ Systems
  • Advanced Criminological Theory
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Research Project Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    54 quarter units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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).

  • Preliminary documentation of prior education must be presented at required interview with an admissions advisor. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable
  • Complete an application for admission and enrollment agreement.
  • Remit a non-refundable application fee of $60
  • Individual degree programs may have additional admission requirements

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!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    416 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 416 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    416 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 416 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
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Cost per Quarter Unit - $416

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