Criminal Justice, MA

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Criminal Justice, MA

Program Overview

During the past decade, the criminal justice field has evolved in novel and exciting ways, providing opportunities for individuals to foster change in the policies and initiatives that shape our society on every level. At Keiser University, the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) degree helps students become a part of those changes by providing them with the tools and skills they need to advance their careers and make meaningful contributions in many sectors of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, court systems, juvenile justice, and management and leadership roles.

Through an in-depth understanding of the ethical, psychological and societal implications of the concept of justice and implementation of the justice system, the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice degree enables students to develop and apply vital critical thinking and analytical skills to real-world criminal justice issues.

Program Objectives

Focusing on the application of current theory and research methods, students in the MACJ program will learn how to:

  • Evaluate existing criminal justice programs and policies to identify and analyze gaps and deficiencies
  • Collaborate with agencies and other stakeholders to design, develop and implement new initiatives
  • Use critical thinking to analyze an agency’s ability to meet the safety needs of a community at different levels
  • Analyze the causes of crime, including environmental and psychological factors that contribute to crime and criminal activity
  • Understand the societal responses to crime so deterrents can be implemented in the most effective ways possible

Online Flexibility

Keiser University’s Master of Arts in Criminal Justice degree is offered through our online Graduate campus. In addition to the continued student-support focus infused into every program, students benefit from the flexibility and convenience of pursuing their degree on a schedule that fits their busy lives.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice can find leadership opportunities in both the private and public sector in settings such as:

  • Federal and state agencies
  • Local law enforcement
  • Educational institutions
  • Court Systems
  • Private law enforcement and investigation
  • Organizational leadership

Contact Keiser University today to learn more about our Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program.