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MA in Law - Criminal Justice

Regent University's Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Criminal Justice program is designed to help professionals in the legal field advance their careers and understand more about the American law and the criminal justice system. Get more details on this online master's program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Criminal Justice

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

This M.A. in Law - Criminal Justice program would be of interest to applicants who have a high level of motivation and a desire to understand the ways in which the criminal justice process works. All applicants to graduate programs at Regent University should have at least a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students who choose the M.A. in Law with a concentration in Criminal Justice program at Regent University have the chance to advance their knowledge of constitutional law, criminal procedure, and legislation. The curriculum focuses on human rights, civil liberties, and family law. And the coursework delves into these types of themes on a deeper level with classes on international trafficking, legal writing, and immigration law. Students will also have the chance to study American law, including well known cases and statutes, as well as choose an additional concentration course in their area of interest.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

30+ credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Criminal Justice:

Regent's Master of Arts in Law program includes 12 credit hours in core required courses and 18 in the criminal justice concentration. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (12 credits)

  • American Legal Thought
  • American Legal System & Writing
  • Legislation & Regulation
  • Constitutional Law & Policy I

Concentration Courses (18 credits)

  • Juvenile Law
  • Criminal Law
  • International Trafficking in Persons
  • Immigration Law & Procedure
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Complete 3 credit hours from any other M.A. in Law concentration

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who want to continue their legal studies after completing this program have a range of options available to them. The next step for many would be a professional or doctoral degree in law, which might give them the chance to pursue opportunities at even higher levels of the profession as well as prepare for positions in teaching, research, or policy development.

Here are a few degree options:

  • Ph.D. in Criminal Justice
  • Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society
  • Doctor of Law
  • Ph.D. in Criminal Justice Administration
  • Juris Doctor

Career Paths:

Graduates of this program could be prepared for many advanced careers in the legal field with the criminal justice, human rights, and criminal procedure knowledge they might have gained in the M.A. in Law - Criminal Justice program. They might seek careers where they can demonstrate their knowledge of laws and criminal justice procedures with others.

Graduates may have these and other career options available to them:

  • Mediator
  • Criminal justice administrator
  • Nonprofit advocate
  • National security manager

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