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MS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement and Corrections Administration

Students looking for graduate programs highlighting the administrative side of corrections and law enforcement may be interested in Ashford University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a Law Enforcement and Corrections Administration specialization. Read on for more information about this online graduate program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a Law Enforcement and Corrections Administration Specialization

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Potential applicants may already have a background in criminal justice or experience in the corrections and law enforcement arena and wish to pursue more administrative roles and responsibilities. Applicants to Ashford University graduate programs must have completed a bachelor's degree or postgraduate degree with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Ashford University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice program with a specialization in Law Enforcement and Corrections Administration provides an advanced graduate study track for those looking to to further their knowledge specifically for administrative roles. Students can receive graduate-level training in criminal justice topics like ethics in criminal justice, criminology theory and criminal justice policy in this degree program. As part of the specialization track, they may take courses that cover subjects specific to administration in the law enforcement field, including employment, organizational behavior and budgeting. At the end of the program, students must also complete a capstone course.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

39 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement & Corrections Administration Specialization

When enrolled in this MS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement & Corrections Administration program, students must take 30 credits of major courses and three courses in the administrative specialization. Contact Ashford University to confirm accurate information before enrollment, as course options and degree programs are subject to change.

Criminal Justice Major Courses (30 credits)

  • Criminal Justice, Criminal Law & the Constitution
  • Criminal Justice Policy & Theory
  • Criminological Theory
  • Constitutional & Judicial Processes
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Psychological Factors in Criminal Justice
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • Victimology
  • Capstone: Evaluation & Program Analysis in Criminal Justice

Law Enforcement & Corrections Administration Specialization Courses (9 credits)

  • Organizational Behavior in Law Enforcement & Corrections
  • Employment & Policy Law for Law Enforcement & Corrections Administrators
  • Budgeting for Finance Law Enforcement & Corrections Administrators

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Career Paths:

After completing Ashford University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Law Enforcement and Corrections Administration, graduates may be prepared to pursue administrative roles in law enforcement and corrections. The skills gained in this program about budgeting and employment provides candidates with the specific knowledge needed in these positions.

Some of the positions graduates may be able to pursue include:

  • Correctional officer supervisor
  • Sheriff's deputy
  • Criminal investigator
  • State and local police
  • Federal marshall
  • Detective

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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