Give back to your community when you earn your Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree online from Ashford University.

This graduate degree program prepares you for professional careers in the field of criminal justice. You will develop skills in forensics, cybercrime, and you will evaluate issues of personnel management in the criminal justice system.

You will gain an understanding of social problems and social responsibility perspectives. Learn to apply forensic theory and methods for investigating crime scenes in real world situations. Add to your scope of knowledge when you choose a specialization to pair with your core courses.

  • Analyze the major systems of criminal justice and how the functions of police, prosecution, courts, and corrections are interrelated
  • Evaluate the issues and management of personnel administration in criminal justice
  • Analyze the judicial processes of the U.S. Constitution
  • Explain ethical issues within the criminal justice system
  • Evaluate research regarding criminal justice and public policy and its effect on society, victims, and rehabilitation
  • Apply forensic methods and crime scene investigation to real-world situations
  • Assess research and methods used to investigate a key empirical or theoretical issue relating to criminal justice


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Ashford University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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