Begin an advanced exploration of criminal law, juvenile and delinquent behavior, security, and terrorism in a post-9/11 world with the Criminal Justice MA course offered by the American Public University.
APU’s criminal justice master’s program has a particular focus on developing professional skills needed for leadership positions in the field. Courses in this online master’s degree in criminal justice address national and local security issues as well as effective countermeasures and subsequent changes in the U.S. criminal justice system.
Your learning is enhanced through interaction with students who are peer professionals and faculty who share real-world experience from public safety agencies, government, private organizations, the military, and corrections facilities.
Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:
- Business Administration
- Emergency Management and Disaster Management
What You Will Do
- Distinguish between the major systems of criminal justice and how the functions of police, prosecution, courts, and corrections interface
- Analyze biological and psychological theories and philosophies of criminal behavior as they influence modern developments in punishment, sentencing, and corrections
- Evaluate definitions, objectives, and issues of new or emerging criminal threats such as terrorism and how they compare and contrast with traditional criminal behavior theories
- Assess the rule of law and changes to it as it pertains to direct and indirect influence and impact on social reactions to crime, corrections, and victims of crime
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- Criminal Justice Ethics
- Police Administration
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Justice Process
- Research Design and Methods
- 2 months
Start dates & application deadlines
Courses Start Monthly
DisciplinesCriminal Law Public Law Criminology View 52 other Masters in Criminology in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
- Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
- If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
- There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.
International370 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.
National370 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.
$250 with military grant
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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