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Online Master of Science in Criminal/Social Justice

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The criminal and social justice field is in need of individuals with the passion to lead and join the next generation of professionals to defend against injustices. Lewis' online MS in Criminal/Social Justice will instill in you the knowledge and skills needed to critically analyze and ethically address the complex issues in contemporary society.

Degree Highlights:

  • 100% online format
  • Complete within 2 years
  • Prestigious alumni community
  • Networking opportunities

Named one of the “Best in the Midwest” for 2015 by The Princeton Review

Program Outcomes:

  • Apply organizational and management theory to effectively manage personnel and efficiently allocate resources in the delivery of criminal/social justice services.
  • Recognize the preeminence of social justice, the responsibility for safeguarding human rights, and personal stewardship of social justice in all professional endeavors
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically, work collaboratively and apply creative solutions relating to issues about crime and justice in contemporary society
  • Recognize how professional and ethical thinking are essential to building both a successful career and elevating the stature of criminal/social justice as a profession

Related Programs

In addition to the MS in Criminal/Social Justice, Lewis University also offers the following online master’s degree programs:

  • Organizational Leadership
  • Public Safety Administration

Why choose Lewis University?

  • Receive a personalized education
  • Coursework is relatable and engaging
  • Learn from experienced faculty

Start Your Legacy by Joining Ours

To learn more about the MS in Criminal/Social Justice online, complete the form to the right to request more information or contact the admissions office at (866) 967-7046.

Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Define Your Legacy

 

The criminal and social justice field is in need of individuals with the passion to lead and join the next generation of professionals to defend against injustices. Lewis' online MS in Criminal Justice will instill in you the knowledge and skills needed to critically analyze and ethically address the complex issues in contemporary society.

Degree Highlights:

  • 100% online format
  • Complete within 2 years
  • Prestigious alumni community
  • Networking opportunities

Why choose Lewis University?

  • Relatable and engaging curriculum that place emphasis on organizational and management theory, the development of practical skills relating to the administration of criminal justice agencies and the ability to apply theory and research to address and resolve practical problems.
  • Experienced faculty who have tremendous industry experience and who share their passion for criminal and social justice field.
  • Online learning format is convenient and effective allowing you to pursue your advanced professional goals without interrupting your current career.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply organizational and management theory to effectively manage personnel and efficiently allocate resources in the delivery of criminal justice services.
  • Recognize the preeminence of social justice, the responsibility for safeguarding human rights, and personal stewardship of social justice in all professional endeavors
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically, work collaboratively and apply creative solutions relating to issues about crime and justice in contemporary society
  • Recognize how professional and ethical thinking are essential to building both a successful career and elevating the stature of criminal justice as a profession

Career Outlook

When you graduate with your Master's in Criminal Justice from Lewis University, you'll have the opportunity to find a rewarding career across a number of industry settings. Graduates are well equipped to serve justice among the nation’s federal agencies, state and local law enforcement arms. Rewarding career paths include:

  • Corrections Officer
  • Criminologist
  • CIA Agent
  • Detective
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Police Officer
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Probations Officer

Coursework

Core Courses (24 credits)

  • Criminal Justice Administration and Management
  • Fiscal Management - Criminal Justice Agencies
  • Research Methods I
  • Research Methods II
  • Fair Practices - Labor Relations in the Public Sector
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminology

Electives (12 credit hours)

  • Family Violence
  • White Collar Crime
  • Homeland Security/Defense
  • Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Comparative Justice Systems
  • Issues of Juvenile Crime

Comprehensive Examination

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Master’s in Criminal Justice online must meet the following admissions requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with:
    • A major in a social or behavioral science, OR
    • Be currently serving as a criminal justice practitioner, OR
    • If the bachelor's degree is not social or behavioral science related, and if not currently serving as a criminal justice practitioner, successfully complete two criminal justice courses selected by the program director with a grade of "B" or better prior to admission as a degree candidate.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. In some cases, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Related Programs

In addition to the MS in Criminal Justice, Lewis University also offers the following online master’s degree programs:

Rankings and Accreditation

  • Named a Top 25 “Regional Midwest University” by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Named one of the “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review
  • Named a Top 5 Best Value Private College in the Midwest by Great Value Colleges
  • Ranked 14 for Best Colleges for Adult Students by Best Colleges
  • Nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for the seventh consecutive year
  • Ranked #1 Among Private Colleges in Illinois – Best for Vets by Military Times
  • Designated Military Friendly School by GI Jobs
  • Accredited by, and a member of, the Higher Learning Commission

Start Your Legacy by Joining Ours

To learn more about the MS in Criminal Justice online, complete the form to the right to request more information or contact the admissions office at (866) 967-7046.

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