Criminal Justice (MS) | Webster University

Criminal Justice (MS)

The nature of crime within the United States and around the world has changed dramatically within the past decade. Criminal justice professionals are constantly facing new challenges, particularly within the world of cyberspace and with the constant threat of national and international terrorism. As a result, the demand for criminal justice professionals is on the rise.

Webster's Master of Science in Criminal Justice provides students with a multidisciplinary approach to the wider criminal justice system, with particular emphasis on enhancing technical skills, critical thinking skills, decision-making processes, and increasing analytic capabilities to provide students with the ability to explain, predict, and prevent crime and victimization. In addition to the core curriculum, students will need to complete 18 credit hours of elective courses from a variety of concentrations, including: administration of justice, fraud investigation, cybersecurity/threat detection, and security studies.

Upon graduation, students will be able to articulate the ways issues of diversity affect the operation of criminal justice organizations and actors, analyze crime and crime control methods, and explain the interdependence of institutions in the criminal justice system and broader social, legal, and socioeconomic environments.

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Criminal Justice Academic Programs

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