The nature of crime everywhere — in the U.S. and around the world—has changed dramatically over the past few decades. And with heightened concerns of 21st-century terrorism, and the challenges found in the world of cyberspace, the demand for criminal justice professionals continues to rise.
Webster's Master of Science in Criminal Justice prepares you for an exciting and meaningful career using a multidisciplinary approach to enhance technical and critical thinking skills and decision-making processes, while increasing analytical capabilities to help graduates explain, predict, and prevent crime and victimization. Students will also learn how to analyze crime control methods, explain the interdependence of institutions in the criminal justice system and broader social, legal, and socioeconomic environments, and understand how diversity issues can affect the operation of criminal justice organizations.
The innovative curriculum calls on students to apply critical thinking skills.
Choose Your Path
Customize your Criminal Justice degree to fit your needs. Select a graduate certificate or a dual-degree option: MA in National Security Studies/MS in Criminal Justice, offered at select U.S. locations.
At Webster, your education is flexible and portable.
Five terms in an academic year make it easy to tailor your education to your life. Courses are offered in both semester and 8- or 9-week periods, and can consist of multiple modalities with our assortment of in person, hybrid, and online course options. Webster also offers a variety of degree, certificate, and non-degree programs.
For 40 years Webster has been building a network of campuses to serve local communities, now serving more than 10,000 students across 50 residential, metro, military, and international locations. Our students can start their degree at one location and finish it at another, or seamlessly work on their degree while studying abroad.
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All Webster students benefit from our teams of advisors, counselors, tutors and support staff. Get scheduling assistance, academic support and more, no matter where you are.
Webster University's Criminal Justice Program
While pursuing an MS in Criminal Justice, we will help you achieve academic excellence preparing you for future career successes. The first step is to fill out our application.
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