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We are ranked in the top 25 of U.S. News & World Reports' lists for Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs and Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs for Veterans!

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College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
3301 College Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

Undergraduate Admissions
(954) 262-8000

Graduate Admissions
(954) 262-7563
800-541-6682 ext. 27563

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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 tracks.

This facilitates choice for students and fosters the development of specialized expertise. Students will complete the thirty-six hour program that includes core courses, specialty track, 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:

To see a complete list of possible career options, click here.

Program Formats


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.

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.