The M.S. in Criminal Justice trains individuals through an interdisciplinary focus in an online environment. The program prepares students through the core curriculum and allows for specialty training through various concentrations.
This facilitates choice for students and fosters the development of specialized expertise. Students will complete the thirty hour program that includes core courses, specialty concentrations, and electives.
Proudly Offering the Valor Award 20% Scholarship for Law Enforcement, Veterans, Military, and First Responders
This program is designed for individuals looking for careers in or as:
County Sheriff / Deputy Sheriff
State Trooper / Highway Patrol Officer
Game Warden / Conservation Officer
Canine Officer / K9 Handler
Animal Cruelty Investigator
FBI Special Agent
Secret Service Special Agent
ICE Special Agent
Federal Air Marshal
Legal Assistant or Legal Researcher
Loss Prevention Officer - Loss Prevention Manager
Bounty Hunter - Bail Enforcement Agent
Public Safety Officer
Community Liaison Officer
To see a complete list of possible career options, click here.
The master's program is offered entirely online. The online format allows for students to participate in courses from anywhere in the world where internet access is available. In addition, it allows for the flexibility of completing your master's degree without interrupting your career. For information on the online/residential bachelor's program, click here. For information on the online doctoral program, click here.
Master's students are provided NSU computer accounts including email and Blackboard, but must obtain their own Internet service providers, use their own computer systems and have a usable web camera. Online students use the web to access course materials, announcements, email, distance library services, subscription library databases, and other information, and for interaction with faculty and fellow students. Online, interactive learning methods are based on the use of Blackboard as a course management system. Online activities facilitate frequent student-to-faculty and student-to-student interaction. They are supported by threaded discussion boards, white boards, chat rooms, email, and multimedia presentations. In addition, Blackboard enables students to submit assignments online in multimedia formats and to receive their professors' reviews of assignments online in the same formats.
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Three NSU Programs Among the Nation’s Best
The rankings by U.S. News & World Report of college and university online programs are out, and Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is proud to announce that three online programs have been honored. NSU’s Criminal Justice graduate program was ranked 26th out of 41 programs; its Education graduate program was 84th out of approximately 200 (up 11 spots from 2016); and its Nursing graduate program was 47th out of more than 100 ranked programs (up two spots from 2016.)