Become a transformational leader in your organization—and your community.
Explore trends. Protect lives. Impact the future of the criminal justice system. Are you looking to transition to a more senior position—or a second career—in the criminal justice field? Walden’s MS in Criminal Justice program is designed to give you a competitive edge while empowering you to influence positive, meaningful change in your organization and community.
Why Pursue Your Master’s in Criminal Justice With Walden?
Walden’s criminal justice degree programs also include the BS in Criminal Justice, MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management, and PhD in Criminal Justice. Partnerships with the Fraternal Order of Police and NOBLE underscore Walden’s commitment to delivering relevant education offerings in this field of study.
Choose from two degree completion options.
If you prefer an instructor-led approach and learning on a predetermined schedule, the course-based format may be a good option for you.
Minimum completion time: 15 months
Committed hours per week: 10 to 15 hours per week with one course every 11 weeks
If you prefer a flexible learning experience with no set weekly deadlines, allowing you to make progress at your pace, on your schedule, the Tempo Learning® competency-based format may be for you.
Minimum completion time: Self-paced—you control the time it takes to earn your degree.
Committed hours per week: Varies by student. Student can make a schedule that supports their individual learning goals.
Specializations: Public Management and Leadership only
The online Master’s in Criminal Justice program helps prepare its graduates to:
Graduates of the MS in Criminal Justice program will be well-prepared to seek leadership roles across an array of areas, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, and probation. Possible job titles include:
Career positions may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
Learn more about the career outlook for graduates with a MS in Criminal Justice.