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M.S. in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration

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Online Master's Degree in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement

To be a successful professional in criminal justice and law enforcement administration, you will need to understand how criminal justice organizations function, how to manage the people and issues that you will face regularly, and how to build programs and policies through community involvement and collaboration. Our online Master of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement degree prepares you for all of this and more.

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine crime and control from a range of theoretical perspectives and from a global spectrum.
  • Identify and read research studies in academic and scientific sources and understand them in terms of design, data collection, and analytical method.
  • Assess and synthesize scientific evaluation research in policy analysis and recommendation.
  • Discuss the roles, strategies, and impacts of effective leadership and management.
  • Evaluate the role of community-based justice in preventing crime and the “revolving door” and explore strategies of engaging community in justice planning.
  • Appreciate professional ethics for criminal justice organizations and professionals and demonstrate the ability of exercising ethical judgment in the events emerging in professional fields.
  • Show current knowledge of high-tech and occupational crimes in cause, detection, investigation, prosecution, and prevention.
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  • Our rates haven’t risen once in 7 years.
  • We charge the same for in-state and out-of-state students.
  • Tuition rates won’t change as long as you’re a student.
  • No student fees, no hidden fees.

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At CSU Global, we know it’s pretty hard to climb up the career ladder when you’re weighed down with student debt. That’s why we haven’t raised our rates in seven years. We’re committed to staying affordable and putting education before tuition.
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100% Online

  • Complete your degree on your own schedule.
  • Work from anywhere.
  • Access student support and any resource online.

How Online Education Works for You

The life of a modern learner is a juggling act. When you’re juggling a full-time job and a family, we know it can be easy to drop the ball on your education. But with our flexible, 100% online system, we’ve set you up for success. Complete your schoolwork on your work breaks, after the kids go to bed, whenever -- earn your degree from anywhere, on your own schedule.
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  • We’re regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Our business programs are ACBSP-accredited.
  • 84% of our faculty hold a terminal or doctoral degree.
  • 95% of our alumni would refer a friend or family member

Accreditation Information

CSU Global is not just any online university. We’re regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our business programs are ACBSP-accredited. With a world-class faculty and programs designed to bring students career success, it’s no wonder that 95% of our alumni would refer a friend or family member to us.


We will help you customize your online degree in criminal justice and law enforcement administration by adding a specialization. Similar to a degree concentration, each specialization consists of four courses in your chosen area of interest.

Applied Business Management
Business Intelligence
Fraud Management
Healthcare Administration
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Performance
Information Technology
International Management
Organizational Leadership and Change Management
Organizational Learning and Performance
Project Management
Strategic Innovation and Change Management

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration Courses

CSU Global’s accredited Online Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration is designed to provide you with practical knowledge of the field. The program consists of eight three-credit core courses as part of a full 36-credit master’s degree.

RES501: Fundamentals of Research and Writing
CRJ500: Criminological Theory
CRJ530: Ethics, Justice, and Social Control
CRJ540: Criminal Justice Policy Development and Analysis
CRJ545: Restorative Justice: A Social Movement
CRJ550: Administration and Management of Criminal Justice Organizations
CRJ570: Applied Research for Criminal Justice Professionals
CRJ575: Analytical Methods
CRJ580: Criminal Justice Capstone Experience
CRJ595 Criminal Justice Internship
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"The pride I have in achieving a Masters Degree from CSU Global provided me with the confidence to attain the career plan I had envisioned."
- Scott Ryder