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Criminal Justice, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #184 (WUR) Online
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice online program provides a path to excellence for leaders in law enforcement, courts, private security, and corrections organizations.

About

Criminal justice and security agencies are under increased scrutiny—challenged to provide efficient and effective services, be transparent in their interactions with the public, and respond to changing local, national, and world conditions. To be successful, justice system leaders need to think strategically, communicate locally, and act ethically while developing comprehensive (and often multi-jurisdictional) solutions to crime and terrorism problems. 

In response, Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies offers the Master of Science in Criminal Justice. This innovative master’s degree program prepares students for successful careers in law enforcement, courts, private security, and corrections organizations. Academically distinctive graduate courses in this program emphasize leadership, communication, and ethics—themes that are designed to enhance your leadership capacity and improve your career prospects.

Accreditation


Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Policy
  • Administration of Justice
  • Criminological Theory for Criminal Justice Leaders
  • Legal Decision Making and Leadership
  • Criminal Justice Capstone
  • Research Methods
  • Program Evaluations
  • GIS, Evidence-Based Learning, and Policy
  • Crisis Communication

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    45 Credits 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:

    6.5

    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:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • Online application 
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words)
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English Language Proficiency Proof

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 Applies to you

    1410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1410 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1410 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

Many students, both full- and part-time, will qualify for some form of financial aid or scholarships. We encourage all students who apply for admission to seek out these opportunities. We hope to assist you in reaching your goals to become a student at Northeastern University.

Bunker Hill Community College Scholarship

The Bunker Hill Community College Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for associate degree graduates from Bunker Hill Community College who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University.

Community College Technology & Engineering Scholarship

The Community College Technology & Engineering Scholarship was created to support bachelor’s degree-seeking students who intend to pursue an engineering and/or technology program that aligns with today’s industry needs.

Fast Track Your Education Scholarship

The Fast Track Your Education Scholarship is an opportunity for students who have been in the workforce for five or more years, have an associate degree or an equivalent of 60 semester hours (or 80 quarter hours) of transferrable credits, and are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree in a fast-track format at the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University.

Global Excellence Scholarship

The Global Excellence Scholarship was created to support students interested in global peer-to-peer learning by engaging with students from countries around the globe in the Bachelor of Science in Leadership – Global Classroom or the Bachelor of Science in Finance & Accounting Management – Global Classroom degree completion program.

Mass Bay Community College Scholarship

The Mass Bay Community College Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for associate degree graduates from Mass Bay Community College who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University.

Professional Information Technology Scholarship

The Professional Information Technology Scholarship was created to support bachelor’s degree-seeking students who intend to complete their degree in Information Technology and are currently working or seeking a career in the field.

Roxbury Community College Scholarship

The Roxbury Community College Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for associate degree graduates from Roxbury Community College who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University.

Urban Education Community College Scholarship

The Urban Education Community College Scholarship was created to support bachelor’s degree-seeking students who intend to become teachers in urban schools.

Working Professionals Education Advancement Scholarship

The Working Professionals Education Advancement Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for professionals who have been in the workforce for 10 or more years and are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University.

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