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MSCJ - Global Issues in Criminal Justice

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Global Issues in Criminal Justice specialization program provides the opportunity to study current issues in criminal justice, criminological theory, and issues in international crime. Learn more about the Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Global Issues in Criminal Justice specialization here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Global Issues in Criminal Justice Specialization

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Master of Science

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice program with a Global Issues in Criminal Justice specialization offers students the opportunity to study legal issues in criminal justice, criminological theory, and organizational behavior. Students could also develop skills in research methodology and data analysis. The Global Issues in Criminal Justice specialization explores criminal justice systems in other countries, international terrorism, and transnational crime. To be eligible for graduation, students must complete all courses listed below for either the comprehensive exam track or the applied research track.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

55 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Global Issues in Criminal Justice Specialization:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Global Issues in Criminal Justice Specialization Requirements

  • CJ 509: Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (5 credits)
  • CJ 512: Transnational Crime (5 credits)
  • CJ 513: Critical Issues in Terrorism (5 credits)
  • CJ 522: Comparative Correctional Systems (5 credits)

Core Requirements for Comprehensive Exam Track

  • CJ 550: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Public Safety (5 credits)
  • CJ 501: Criminological Theory (5 credits)
  • CJ 502: Research Methodology (5 credits)
  • CJ 503: Organizational Behavior (5 credits)
  • CJ 505: Critical Issues in Criminal Justice (5 credits)
  • CJ 526: Academic and Professional Communications in Public Safety (5 credits)
  • CJ 602: Comprehensive Exam (0 credits)

Core Requirements for Applied Research Track

  • CJ 550: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Public Safety (5 credits)
  • CJ 501: Criminological Theory (5 credits)
  • CJ 503: Organizational Behavior (5 credits)
  • CJ 525: Applied Research in Criminal Justice (5 credits)
  • CJ 526: Academic and Professional Communications in Public Safety (5 credits)
  • CJ 598: Applied Research Project (5 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Skills that students could gain in the MSJC - Global Issues in Criminal Justice program are applicable to a variety of positions in the criminal justice field. Students have the opportunity to study organizational behavior, legal principles, professional practices, and ethical conduct that could be useful in many careers.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Terrorism analyst
  • International security expert
  • Criminologist
  • Security analyst

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