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Master's Degree in Criminal Justice

Master's Degree in Criminal Justice


As with an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice, a Master’s degree in the field is used to enhance a career in the criminal justice field. In most cases, the degree is sought after and obtained by highly motivated leaders in public service, such as the command staff of a law enforcement agency or directors in federal law enforcement.

The coursework for a Criminal Justice degree at this level deals more with an analysis of understanding crime and how social and public policies influence it.

Often times, degree seekers have already spent several years in their career and are able to take advantage of promotional potentials by obtaining the degree. However, as more and more agencies – especially federal agencies – require applicants with degrees, a Master’s in Criminal Justice is becoming increasingly popular in helping candidates obtain entry level jobs.

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