Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration degree program provides a post-baccalaureate education to criminal justice professionals. The program of study develops the student’s ability to analyze, comprehend, and resolve the complex problems confronting the criminal justice system.

Upon completion of the program, students should be able to do the following:

  1. Explain how criminal justice theories and technologies impact the commission and solution of crime.
  2. Evaluate criminal justice strategies, policies, and procedures to determine best practices.
  3. Analyze research methodologies, training, and development techniques that result in effective management of criminal justice programs.
  4. Examine causes, methods, and criminal justice agency counteractions to terrorism.

Estimated time of completion of this program is 3 years.

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Completion of Columbia Southern University’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program does not guarantee that a graduate will meet all requirements and/or qualifications to become a peace officer, law enforcement professional, or corrections officer at the international, national, state, or local level. Students are encouraged to research licensing and job requirements to insure that he or she will be prepared for their desired career path.

Massachusetts Civil Service Disclosure: Students and prospective students who reside in a city or county that uses Massachusetts Civil Service for promotion should contact the Civil Service to determine eligibility to sit for promotional exams. Civil Service is a merit system under which state and municipal employees of police and fire departments may be hired and promoted.

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