Today’s criminals are more sophisticated than those of the past, engaging the latest technologies to commit—and get away with—illegal acts.

Modern criminal justice professionals must be equally savvy to stay at the forefront with the ever-changing landscape of domestic and international crime. In Walden’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice program, you will study a unique blend of criminal behavior theory along with technology, homeland security, and management skills applicable to the challenges facing the law enforcement community. You will evaluate the root causes of crime and its impact on criminal justice practices and procedures and analyze how law enforcement, courts, and corrections function and interact at the local, state, and federal level.

If you are a criminal justice professional interested in gaining the skills necessary to assume a more senior role or to transition into a second career as an educator or consultant, consider Walden’s MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management program.

NSA NCEA Center of Excellence 

As a further mark of quality, Walden has been designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through the year. This designation means that you can:

  • Apply for federal scholarships and grants.
  • Attend a university with a national reputation for academic excellence in cyber security education.
  • Prepare for more opportunities nationwide in government, education, and private sectors.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

  • Transfer credits for your masters program

  • We'll Take Care of the Details

    When you enroll in this program, you don’t need to worry about buying books or registering for classes. We’ll do that for you.

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    Talk directly to School of Public Policy and Administration faculty about what it’s like to earn your degree at Walden.

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  • What They Say

    "With a focus on domestic and international landscapes, this exciting program will help train the next generation of investigators and analysts—people who have dedicated their lives to making the world a safer place."

    Ronald O. Craig, PhD
    Program Director, MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management

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