An Accelerated Online Program to Help You Expand Your Skills
Learn from current and former criminal justice professionals as you prepare for a leadership role in the field of criminal justice through an accelerated curriculum.
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Better Serve Your Community
Further develop your skills with the online Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration program from Lindenwood University. Designed for current professionals in the field, this program helps you advance your career in the criminal justice system. You will gain the knowledge needed for a successful criminal justice career at the local, state, and federal levels.
Gain a strong foundation that will prepare you for a leadership role in the courts, law enforcement, or corrections. Our online master’s in criminal justice administration program focuses on key topics such as criminal law and theory, organizational change, and global awareness. Throughout the program, you will learn from faculty who are currently or formerly involved in the field.
A Curriculum Designed to Help You Succeed
Our online master’s program in criminal justice includes a total of 33–39 credit hours. Nine credit hours are prerequisite courses for those who do not have a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related experience.
The program’s core curriculum includes 27 credit hours that focus on advanced criminal justice topics. You will explore ethics, constitutional law, leadership strategies, and more. In addition, a capstone course is required. If you are unable to complete your capstone project in one course, you may enroll in a second, 3-credit-hour capstone course.Explore Curriculum
To apply to our online master’s in criminal justice administration program, you must submit the following:
- Online application
- Current résumé
- Letter of intent, including a personal statement regarding your interest in the program and career goals
- Official undergraduate transcript(s), as well as official transcript(s) from any graduate school(s) attended with a minimum GPA of 3.0
- If GPA lower, three letters of recommendation from professional or academic references may be submitted. An interview may also be required.
What It’s Like to Study Online
Being an online student doesn’t mean that you will sacrifice access to the tools, resources, support, and community that you would have through a traditional on-campus program. In fact, you will still get the college experience — just at an affordable price from the comfort of your home.
Find out more about what it’s like to study online at Lindenwood.Online Student Life
Cost to Attend
We strive to provide a high-quality online education at an affordable price. Our online master’s program in criminal justice is offered at just $520 per credit hour.
In addition, we offer the opportunity to transfer previously earned college credits, financial assistance, and U.S. military benefits.Full Tuition Details
- Exhibit effective leadership, critical thinking, and decision-making skills to oversee a criminal justice organization
- Understand the principles, concepts, and theories related to the ethical practice of criminal justice administration
- Identify best practices and develop strategies to resolve issues in the workplace and manage diverse populations
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to some of the questions we are commonly asked.
You can complete the online MS in Criminal Justice Administration in 18 months.
The online MS in Criminal Justice Administration requires the completion of 9 courses. Learn more about the curriculum for this program here.
With an online master’s in criminal justice administration, you can seek leadership roles in several areas. Your skills can be applied to a profession in the courts, corrections, or law enforcement. You may even advance your career as a police officer, probation officer, or forensic science technician.